Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 03 to 09 June 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to have a pack of 14 wild dogs in our area and we even joined them one afternoon while they were playing on One Eye Pan Road!

 

Wild dogs playing - Dawie Jacobs

Wild dogs playing – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 3 June 2013

(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shomboma Road
  • The Styx female lion pride moving north from Seef’s Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Safari Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Madash Road
  • One buffalo bull resting at Old Staff Camp Pan

 

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

(24ºC)

  • One buffalo bull feeding at Big Dam
  • One elephant bull moving north on Robson’s Boundary
  • Two Tsalala female lions chasing an unknown male leopard up a tree south of Kraaines Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, and an unknown male leopard moving north from Rhino Pan Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area

 

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

(27ºC)

  • The Styx female lion pride feeding on an impala kill on A-main
  • Fourteen wild dogs resting on Wetpatch Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, still feeding on the impala kill on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on 1st Windmill Road
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at Leeukuil

 

A female lion of the Styx pride - Dawie Jacobs

A female lion of the Styx pride – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 6 June 2013

(23ºC)

  • Four buffalo bulls feeding close to Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about six elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at Rampan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east on Sixes Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Seef’s Pan

 

Friday, 7 June 2013

(27ºC)

  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving east from Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding south of 2nd Windmill Road
  • Two Tsalala pride lioness moving north from Seef’s Pan
  • Fourteen wild dogs resting on One Eye Pan Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road

 

Saturday, 8 June 2013

(30ºC)

  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Kudu Drift
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her two cubs feeding on an impala kill on Pump Track
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding north of Little Gowrie cutline
Shadow`s cub - Dawie Jacobs

Shadow`s cub – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Safari Dam
  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her two cubs still feeding on the impala kill on Pump Track
  • One buffalo bull feeding in Shirley’s Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding close to Land Cruiser Crossing
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south from Seepline Road

 

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