Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 01 to 07 July 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Lamula, the male leopard, and an unknown female leopard mating close to Boerbean open area.

Lamula and the unknown female - Morné Fouché

Lamula and the unknown female – Morné Fouché

Monday, 1 July 2013

(29 ºC)

  • BB and the four Breakaway Tsalala lionesses feeding on an impala kill on Elephant Carcass Road.
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Elephant Carcass Road

 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

(30 ºC)

  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, resting on One Eyed Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about 150 buffaloes feeding close to Kimbians Crossing
  • Lamula, the male leopard, and an unknown female leopard walking east on Seepline

 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

(27 ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Leeukuil
  • A breeding herd of about 150 buffaloes feeding around Rampan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Bushcamp East
  • Lamula, the male leopard, and an unknown female leopard mating on Boerbean open area

 

Nyala male - Morné Fouché

Nyala male – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 4 July 2013

(20 ºC)

  • Four buffalo bulls feeding close to Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • The Styx lion pride resting north of Treehouse Pan
  • A bachelor herd of about fifteen buffalo bulls feeding at Safari Dam
  • A breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding close to Leeukuil

 

Friday, 5 July 2013

(24 ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, and the unknown female leopard mating on Leopard Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding close to Wetpatch open area
  • Shadow, the female leopard, with an impala kill on Safari driveway
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north on Konkoni Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding close to Big Dam

 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 150 buffaloes feeding on One Eye Pan Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Milkberry Road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants swimming in Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking territory around Rampan
  • Shadow, the female leopard, with a juvenile impala kill on Safari driveway

 

Old buffalo bull - Morné Fouché

Old buffalo bull – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 7 July 2013

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • The Styx lion pride with a buffalo kill on One Eye Pan Road, close to Chitwa Chitwa open area
  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, resting close to the Styx pride and their buffalo kill
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding around Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about 60 elephants feeding just east of Big Dam Link South
  • One Majingi male lion and four Tsalala lionesses chased the Breakaway lioness off an impala kill on Mamba Road
  • One unknown young male leopard moving south from Dead End Crossing

 

 

 

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