Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 10 to 16 June 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to spend some time with a breeding herd of about ten elephants while they were drinking water at Bushcamp Pan.

 

Young elephants drinking water at Rampan - Morné Fouché

Young elephants drinking water at Bushcamp pan - Morné Fouché

Monday, 10 June 2013

(20ºC)

  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her two cubs moving east on Pump Track Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on our southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes resting on One Eye Pan Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding west of Kraaines Pan

 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

(22ºC)

  • BB, the lioness, and the sub-adult lioness of the Tsalala pride resting on EP driveway
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from Guarri Central
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes drinking water at Pungwe Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Simbambili firebreak

 

Wednesday 12 June 2013

(23ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • One unknown young male leopard moving south on Robson’s boundary
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Bushcamp Pan

 

African Jacana - Morné Fouché

African Jacana – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 13 June 2013

(25ºC)

  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her two cubs moving east on Safari cutline
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving south on Robson’s boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding and drinking water at Leeukuil pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from Rampan

 

Friday, 14 June 2013

(25ºC)

  • One buffalo bull feeding in Shirley’s Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from EP airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to Treehouse Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Sawmill Road

 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

(23ºC)

  • BB, the lioness, and the sub-adult Tsalala lioness resting at Kraaines Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring South
  • One buffalo bull feeding close to Bushcamp Pan
  • One of the Breakaway pride lionesses stalking a kudu bull on Grasscut Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding south of Kimbians Crossing

 

Buffalo calf - Morné Fouché

Buffalo calf – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 16 June 2013

(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ekiso Road
  • BB, the lioness, and the sub-adult Tsalala lioness resting at Shirley’s open area
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Rhino Ring South
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving south from Mafufunyana Road

 

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