Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 October 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two of the Majingi male lions with the four Breakaway pride lionesses resting on our Southern boundary.

 

One Majingi male and 2 Breakaway pride lionesses - Morné Fouché

One Majingi male and 2 Breakaway pride lionesses – Morné Fouché

Monday, 21 October 2013

(30ºC, 4 mm rain)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving south from EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about 300-400 buffaloes feeding on Safari driveway
  • One Nkuhuma male lion feeding on a young buffalo kill on Parallel Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving south from Rhino Pan Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Simbambili Dam

 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

(19ºC, 48 mm rain)

  • One Nkuhuma male lion still feeding on the young buffalo kill on Parallel Road
  • A breeding herd of about 300-400 buffaloes feeding around Ntoma Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about of about ten elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on Rhino Ring West

 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

(21ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes resting close to Our Father Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, feeding on a duiker kill on MMM South

 

Breeding herd of buffaloes - Morné Fouché

Breeding herd of buffaloes – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 24 October 2013

(26ºC)

  • Thandi, the female leopard, moving north on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Kurula, the female leopard, also moving north on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding around Shirley’s Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on EP open area
  • One elephant bull also feeding on EP open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on Central Road

 

Friday, 25 October 2013

(28ºC)

  • Two Majingi male lions and the four Breakaway pride lionesses resting on our Southern boundary
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking and killing an impala on Kuala Bear Road
  • An unknown young male leopard stole Salayexe, the female leopard’s kill on Kuala Bear Road
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes drinking water on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on the eastern side of EP open area

 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

(24ºC, 13mm rain)

  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Xinzele Road
  • A breeding herd of about sixty buffaloes feeding around Knobthorn Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Road 7
  • The unknown young male leopard still feeding on the impala kill on Kuala Bear Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north on Marula Bult

 

Thandi the female leopard - Morné Fouché

Thandi the female leopard – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 27 October 2013

(25ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls feeding and drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Eight wild dogs hunting and killing an impala male on Nyati Bamba Road
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding close to Shirley’s Crossing
  • Mvula, the male leopard, feeding on a waterbuck kill on Hammerkop Nest Road
  • Two Styx pride lionesses resting on Chitwa driveway
  • Four Majingi male lions resting on the firebreak at Poacher’s Corner

 

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