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Big 5 Sightings 02 to 08 December 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Lamula, the male leopard, scent marking on Puff adder Road.

 

Lamula, the male leopard - Louis Liversage

Lamula, the male leopard – Louis Liversage

Monday, 2 December 2013

(29ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a zebra kill on Marula Bult Central
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, following Anderson, the male leopard, on Mabuza Road
  • Three buffalo bulls drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Fifteen wild dogs moving south from our Southern Boundary

 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

(31ºC, 40mm rain)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Marula Bult Central
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water on our open area

 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

(34ºC)

  • One Styx female lion and one Nkuhuma male lion resting at Little Gowrie Lodge
  • Eight wild dogs hunting and killing impalas on EP open area
  • One buffalo bull feeding on A-main
  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Big Dam Link South

 

Buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 5 December 2013

(28ºC, 5mm rain)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from Central Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving west from Robson’s Boundary
  • One bull elephant feeding on Drongo North
  • Fifteen wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on EP driveway
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south on Kudu Drift
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift

 

Friday, 6 December 2013

(30ºC)

  • One Nkuhuma male lion and one Styx female lion moving west from Ingwe Pan
  • Ostrich Koppies, the female leopard, resting in a tree with an impala kill at Majingi open area
  • Two elephant bulls play-fighting on Gowrie Main
  • One buffalo bull resting west of MMM North
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving east on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about twelve elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Thandi, the female leopard, and her male cub, Bahuti, moving north on Treehouse Pan Road

 

Saturday, 7 December2013

(27ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting on our Southern Boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Puff adder Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, stalking impalas on Shirley’s open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Central Road

 

Nkuhuma male and Styx female - Louis Liversage

Nkuhuma male and Styx female – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 8 December 2013

(34ºC)

  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on our Southern boundary
  • One Nkuhuma male lion resting south of Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • Two Styx female lions and one Styx male lion resting on Wessels/Annette’s cutline
  • Bahuti, the young male leopard, resting at Treehouse Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Kimbians Crossing

 

One Response to “Big 5 Sightings 02 to 08 December 2013”

  1. vinkie says:

    Great sightings!

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