Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 29 April – 05 May 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see nine wild dogs hunting and killing an impala on Wetpatch open area.

 

Wild dogs feeding on an impala - Devon Becker

Wild dogs feeding on an impala - Devon Becker

Monday, 29 April 2013

(27ºC)

  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her two cubs feeding on an impala kill on Central Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Tamboti Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Seef’s Pan Road
  • BB, the lioness, and the sub adult lioness of the Tsalala pride resting on EP open area

 

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding in the Wetpatch block
  • Moya, the female leopard, moving west on A-main
  • Lamula, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on MMM South
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west on Shirley’s/EP cutline
  • BB, the lioness, and a sub adult lioness of the Tsalala pride resting on Wetpatch Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road

 

Moya the female leopard - Devon Becker

Moya the female leopard - Devon Becker

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north on Marula Bult South
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub moving west from Shirley’s/EP cutline
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Horseshoe East
  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes feeding on Bee Eater Road
  • One unknown male leopard with an impala kill in a tree on Drongo South

 

Thursday, 2 May 2013

(28ºC)

  • BB, the lioness, and the sub-adult lioness of the Tsalala pride with an impala kill on A-main, close to Puff adder Road
  • One unknown male leopard still with the impala kill on Drongo South
  • One buffalo bull resting west of Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes feeding on Bee Eater Road

 

Friday, 3 May 2013

(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes feeding close to Seefs Pan
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Moya, the female leopard, scent marking on Leopard Drift Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Madash Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding in EP/Manyeleti Crossing

 

Saturday, 4 May 2013

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding on Shortcut Wetpatch Road
  • Two lionesses of the Tsalala pride resting just off A-main
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an impala kill on Wetpatch Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving south on Madash Road

 

Lilac-breasted roller - Devon Becker

Lilac-breasted roller - Devon Becker

Sunday, 5 May 2013

(23ºC, 3mm rain)

  • The Styx female lion pride feeding on a kudu kill at 2nd Windmill Pan.
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub still feeding on an impala kill on Wetpatch Road
  • Nine wild dogs feeding on an impala kill also on Wetpatch open area
  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes moving south from A-main on Grasscut Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Wetpatch open area
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