Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 07 to 13 October 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see eight wild dogs resting on EP airstrip.  The wild dogs were in our area for about a week before moving off again.

 

Wild dogs - Louis Liversage

Wild dogs – Louis Liversage

Monday, 07 October 2013

(25ºC)

  • Twenty buffalo bulls resting on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Eight wild dogs resting on EP airstrip
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Grass Cut road
  • The four Breakaway female lions with their 9 cubs feeding on a zebra kill on Bee Eater Road
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Mvula, the male leopard, mating with Kwatile, the female leopard, on Little Gowrie cutline with Wabayiza, the young male leopard, lying close to them

 

Tuesday, 08 October 2013

(24ºC)

  • Eight wild dogs mating south of EP open area
  • The Breakaway lion pride feeding on a waterbuck kill on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants chasing the Breakaway lion pride away from their kill on Kudu Drift
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Ring South

 

Wednesday, 09 October 2013

(31ºC)

  • The four Breakaway female lions with their 9 cubs resting on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffaloes feeding on Elephant Carcass Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from EP Driveway

 

Buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 10 October 2013

(30ºC)

  • Eight wild dogs drinking water at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP Driveway

 

Friday, 11 October 2013

(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Tingana, the male leopard, on Rhulani Road
  • The young Robson’s male leopard moving east from Madash Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding east of Pungwe Island Crossing
  • Six buffalo bulls drinking water at Simbambili Dam

 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

(42ºC)

  • Fifteen buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding around Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding east of Big Dam
  • The four sub-adult Styx lions resting on Wessel’s Southern boundary
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving northwest from A-main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from Seef’s Pan Road

 

Breakaway female lion - Louis Liversage

Breakaway female lion – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 13 October 2013

(24ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Shadow, the female leopard, resting close to Scopes Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • One Styx female lion and one Nkhuma male lion moving north from Chitwa Chitwa airstrip
  • Five buffalo bulls moving east from Horseshoe East

 

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