Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 23 to 29 September 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx lion pride resting on Gowrie Main.

Styx Lion Pride - Devon Becker

Styx Lion Pride – Devon Becker

Monday, 23 September 2013

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants moving north from EP/Shirly’s Cutline
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from EP Driveway
  • Wabayiza, the male leopard, resting west of Mpisi Pan

 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

(36ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from EP Delivery Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding in Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing

 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

(31ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a grey duiker kill on Track South
  • One elephant bull moving west from Wetpatch Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Little Gowrie Pan

 

Male giraffe - Devon Becker

Male giraffe – Devon Becker

Thursday, 26 September 2013

(32ºC)

  • Xivambalana, the male leopard, moving south from Chitwa Chitwa Dam
  • The Styx female lion pride resting on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Grasscut Road
  • A small group of about ten buffalo bulls resting on A-main
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south from Big Dam
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving south from Big Dam

 

Friday, 27 September 2013

(40ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting at Boerbean Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving northwest from Rhino Pan Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main

 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

(29ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting warthogs on Madash Road
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Robsons Boundary
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Bushcamp East

 

Spotted Hyena - Devon Becker

Spotted Hyena – Devon Becker

Sunday, 29 September 2013

(20ºC, 14 mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Horseshoe West
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on a termite mound north of Seepline Road
  • One Majingi male lion feeding on an impala, that Tingana killed, on Seepline Road
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Milkberry Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Leopard Drift Road

 

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