Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 May 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub playing on Marula Bult. The cub is growing into a very energetic and playful girl now and keeping her mother very busy!

Salayexe and her cub playing - Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe and her cub playing - Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 13 May 2013

(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub playing on Marula Bult
  • A breeding herd of about 60 elephants drinking water at EP open area
  • One buffalo bull feeding south of Serengeti Crossing

 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffalo drinking water at Boundary Pan
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Picanini Utah western firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants moving east on Nyati Bamba Road
  • Four Majingi male lions and 2 Tsalala lioness moving north on Bushcamp East
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, with an impala kill on Shirley`s open area

 

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

(27ºC)

  • Three Majingi male lions drinking water on Grasscut Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Arathusa Safari/ Simbambili cutline
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Ring South
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub playing on EP open area
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding close to Kimbians Crossing

 

Hippos play-fighting - Dawie Jacobs

Hippos play-fighting - Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 16 May 2013

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on Wetpatch open area
  • Another breeding herd of 60 elephants feeding on Horseshoe open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Baboon Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding close to Picanini Utah pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding close to Serengeti Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, with an impala kill on Wetpatch Road
  • Two lionesses of the Tsalala pride with a warthog kill on Pumphouse Road

 

Friday, 17 May 2013

(27ºC)

  • A pack of 13 wild dogs moving south on Safari airstrip
  • Two Tsalala lionesses resting on Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North

 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub playing on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her 2 cubs moving north from Broken Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Kudu Drift
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Shirley`s Crossing
  • A pack of 13 wild dogs chasing impalas on Track South

 

Shadow, the female leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Shadow, the female leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 19 May 2013

(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding and drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Shirley`s Crossing
  • One unknown male leopard resting west of Baboon Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding around Kudu Drift

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