Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 09 to 15 December 2013

Thandi and Bawuti playing - Dawie Jacobs

Thandi and Bawuti playing – Dawie Jacobs

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Thandi, the female leopard, playing with her male cub Bawuti on Gowrie Main.

 

Monday, 9 December 2013

(29ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, feeding on a warthog kill at Big Dam
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Kuala Bear Road
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Serengeti Pan

 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

(26ºC, 20mm rain)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on One Eye Pan Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving south from Ivory Extension Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding around Old Bushcamp
  • Another breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding and drinking water at Big Dam
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, and Xivambalana, the young male leopard, both in the same Marula tree with Wabayiza, the young male leopard, resting at the base of the Marula tree, south of Wessels Old driveway

 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Marula Bult Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rocky Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving south from Kudu Drift
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Kudu Drift
  • Another buffalo bull resting on A-main

 

Elephant bull - Dawie Jacobs

Elephant bull – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 12 December 2013

(30ºC, 20mm rain)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west from Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding north of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Mfezi open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Hawk Eagle Road

 

Friday, 13 December 2013

(30ºC)

  • One Nkuhuma male lion resting on Wessels Old driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants moving west from Leadwood Road
  • Thandi, the female leopard, playing with Bawuti, her male cub, on Gowrie Main
  • Two Styx female lions resting on Safari airstrip
  • Eight buffalo bulls moving north from 2nd Windmill Road

 

Saturday, 14 December 2013

(34ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Milkberry Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Safari airstrip
  • The young Robson’s male leopard moving west towards EP airstrip
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding around Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill close to The Rocks
  • Lamula, the male leopard, getting chased by four buffalo bulls on Seepline

 

Nkuhuma male lion - Dawie Jacobs

Nkuhuma male lion – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 15 December 2013

(38ºC)

  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • The young Robson’s male leopard and Salayexe, the female leopard, resting east of Pommies Pan
  • Four Styx female lions resting on Parallel open area
  • One Nkuhuma male lion moving south from Gowrie Main
  • One female cheetah feeding on an impala kill on Nkorho/Torchwood Boundary
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south on Eastern Bank Manyeleti

 

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