Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 15 to 21 July 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see one of the Matimba male lions mating with one of the Styx pride lionesses on Chitwa airstrip.

 

Matimba male Lion and Styx  lioness  - Devon Becker

Matimba male Lion and Styx lioness – Devon Becker

Monday, 15 July 2013

(24ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Puff adder Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Seepline West
  • One Matimba male lion, mating with one of the Styx pride lionesses, on Chitwa airstrip
  • Tingana, the male leopard, stole Lamula, the male leopard’s warthog kill and then the two had a standoff on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding on Serengeti open area

 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

(25ºC)

  • Fifteen buffalo bulls resting on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding on Seepline East
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard with a juvenile warthog kill on Pumphouse Road
  • Styx pride of lions resting on Safari Donga North Road

 

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

(25ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard scent marking on Rhino Ring West
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring South
  • Three lionesses of the Tsalala pride, resting in the Manyeleti river in front of EP Lodge
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west from Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on the Simbambili Firebreak

 

Spotted hyena - Devon Becker

Spotted hyena – Devon Becker

Thursday, 18 July 2013

(20ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Tingana, the male leopard at Pungwe Island
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Londoz boundary
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Mamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Rhino Pan

 

Friday, 19 July 2013

(22ºC and 10mm of rain)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • A small herd of buffalo bulls feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Tingana, the male leopard on Marula Bult Central
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east from Big Dam
  • Styx lion pride, feeding on a buffalo kill close to Mala Mala boundary

 

Saturday, 20 July 2013

(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Tingana, the male leopard at Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Leeukuil
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in Serengeti Manyeleti Crossing

 

Waterbuck at Big Dam - Devon Becker

Waterbuck at Big Dam – Devon Becker

Sunday, 21 July 2013

(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding in the Wetpatch Block
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Ring West
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Bushcamp East
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Leeukuil

 

 

 

 

 

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