Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 June 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a male cheetah resting on a termite mound on Gowrie Main.

 

Male cheetah - Louis Liversage

Male cheetah – Louis Liversage

Monday, 17 June 2013

(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes moving south from 5-Way Junction
  • Another breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding at Picanini Pan
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving south on Jerry Drive
  • One male cheetah resting on a termite mound on Gowrie Main
  • Mvula, the male leopard, feeding on the remains of Shadow’s dead cub

 

Tuesday 18 June 2013

(22ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, moving south from A-main
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding on Rhulani Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Safari/Shirley’s cutline
  • One Nkhuma male lion feeding on a buffalo kill on Mafufunyana Road

 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

(24ºC)

  • One Nkhuma male lion still feeding on a buffalo kill on Mafufunyana Road
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes resting on Bushcamp West
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting impala on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving east on Southern Fork Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving east towards Wetpatch Road

 

Southern yellow-billed hornbill - Louis Liversage

Southern yellow-billed hornbill – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 20 June 2013

(25ºC)

  • Four Tsalala female lions resting on Saseka Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Road Seven
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes drinking water at Big Dam
  • The one Nkhuma male lion still feeding on the buffalo kill on Mafufunyana Road

 

Friday, 21 June 2013

(24ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants moving south from Marula Bult Central
  • Four Tsalala female lions moving north from A-main
  • One Nkhuma male lion still feeding on a buffalo kill on Mafufunyana Road

 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

(25ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south from Londolozi boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Londolozi boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP Driveway
  • One Nkhuma male lion still feeding on the buffalo kill on Mafufunyana Road

 

Nkhuma male lion feeding on a buffalo kill - Louis Liversage

Nkhuma male lion feeding on a buffalo kill – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 23 June 2013

(23ºC)

  • The Styx female lion pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Central Road
  • The Tsalala female lion pride feeding on a buffalo kill on Rhino Ring South
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding in EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about a 100 buffaloes feeding on EP airstrip

 

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