Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 16 to 22 December 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a young female cheetah moving north from Kaal Kol open area

Female cheetah - Dawie Jacobs

Female cheetah – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 16 December 2013

(28ºC)

  • Fifteen wild dogs hunting and killing 6 juvenile impalas on EP driveway
  • One buffalo bull resting on Mabuza Road
  • Eight buffalo bulls moving south from our Southern boundary
  • One elephant bull moving south from Milkberry Road

 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Thandi, the female leopard, and her cub Bawuti sitting in a marula tree after they were chased up the tree by a Styx pride lioness who stole their kill
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Nsele, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Robson’s boundary
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Three female lions of the Styx pride resting at Boer Bean Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Kraaines Pan

 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

(25ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding at Tamboti open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty five elephants moving north from Shirley’s Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with the young Robson’s male leopard close to Gaby’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around 5-Way Junction
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on EP open area
  • Three female lions of the Styx pride stalking wildebeest on Safari airstrip

 

African wild dogs - Dawie Jacobs

African wild dogs – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 19 December 2013

(26ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls resting on our Southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Mamba Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Serengeti open area
  • Lamula, the male leopard, and Moya, the female leopard, mating south of A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in Grissly Bear Crossing

 

Friday, 20 December 2013

(25ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Old Borehole Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in a mud wallow on Kudu Drift
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with Nsele, the female leopard, close to EP airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding around Nyala Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding close to Tamboti open area

 

Saturday, 21 December 2013

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Ngala open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North
  • The Styx lion pride resting close to Chitwa Chitwa driveway
  • The Fourway lion pride resting on Gowrie Main
  • One cheetah female moving north on Kaal Kol open area
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • One buffalo bull feeding around 2nd Windmill

 

Morné with an elephant bull on game drive - Dawie Jacobs

Morné with an elephant bull on game drive – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 22 December 2013

(33ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting on MMM North
  • A pack of fifteen wild dogs killing an impala on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking around EP main gate
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding close to Tamboti open area
  • Eight buffalo bulls drinking water at Simbambili Dam

 

 

 

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