Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 January 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a female cheetah and her two cubs hunting impala on Safari airstrip.

 

Three cheetahs resting - Devon Becker

Three cheetahs resting – Devon Becker

Monday, 13 January 2014

(32ºC, 13mm rain)

  • Four Breakaway female lions with their 9 cubs feeding on a zebra kill on EP airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on Josie’s Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding in Kimbians Crossings
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

(29ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Methlowani Road
  • The four Breakaway female lions and their 9 cubs still feeding on a zebra kill on EP airstrip
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Methlowani Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Simbambili Firebreak

 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

(29ºC)

  • One female cheetah and her two cubs resting at Ingwe open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Mnisi Pan
  • One buffalo bull drinking water at EP open area
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east from Leopard Drift
  • Thandi, the female leopard moving east with her male cub from Mnisi Pan
  • Kurula, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill with her two cubs on Parallel Road
  • Four Breakaway female lions resting south of EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Simbambili Firebreak

 

Hyena cub - Devon Becker

Hyena cub – Devon Becker

Thursday, 16 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • One female cheetah and her two cubs hunting impala on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • The four Breakaway female lions resting on A-main
  • The Styx lion pride feeding on a kudu kill on Safari/Donga North
  • One elephant bull feeding on Big Dam Link South

 

Friday, 17 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari/Donga North
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Horseshoe East
  • One buffalo bull resting at Big Dam
  • One female cheetah hunting and killing an impala with her two cubs on Safari airstrip
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting and killing an impala on EP open area
  • Tingana, the male leopard, chasing the three cheetahs of their kill on Safari airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Seefs Pan Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting south of Leeukuil Pan

 

Saturday, 18 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • The four Breakaway female lions and their nine cubs resting in Shirley’s Crossing
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari driveway
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard on A-main
  • One elephant bull feeding at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east on our Southern Boundary

 

Lamula the male leopard - Devon Becker

Lamula the male leopard – Devon Becker

Sunday, 19 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • The four Breakaway female lions resting with their nine cubs on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM-North
  • One buffalo bull feeding at EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west on Seepline Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from EP open area
  • The young Robsons male leopard, moving south from Shirley’s Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding at Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Lowveld Link

 

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