Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 30 December to 05 January 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Matimba male lions moving east from Chitwa Chitwa Dam.

 

Matimba male lions - Devon Becker

Matimba male lions – Devon Becker

Monday, 30 December 2013

(22ºC, 30mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • One buffalo bull feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on MMM South

 

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

(30ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on Madash Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, scent marking on A-main
  • Two male lions of the Matimba coalition resting on Chitwa Chitwa Dam wall
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on A-main in a mud wallow
  • Three elephant bulls feeding on EP driveway

 

Wednesday, 01 January 2014

(30ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding around Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Boundary Pan
  • Styx pride of lions resting on Ellie Alley
  • Fifteen wild dogs hunting impalas on Wetpatch open area

 

Styx lion pride- Dawie Jacobs

Styx lion pride- Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 02 January 2014

(32ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from Wetpatch open area
  • Fifteen Wild dogs hunting and killing impalas on Pungwe open area
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Styx lion pride resting on Safari airstrip

 

Friday, 03 January 2014

(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Elephant Carcass
  • Lamula, the male leopard, resting at Big Dam
  • Fifteen wild dogs hunting impalas on EP driveway
  • One elephant bull feeding on our Western Boundary
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Grissly Bear Crossing

 

Saturday, 04 January 2014

(30ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, hunting impalas on Wessels Old driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • One bull elephant feeding at EP open area

 

Moya the female leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Moya the female leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 05 January 2014

(31ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, hunting a killing a juvenile kudu on our Southern Boundary
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west on Rhino Ring South
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on our Southern Boundary

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to “Big 5 Sightings 30 December to 05 January 2014”

  1. mgm1954 says:

    Good to see Kruger getting reasonable rains these past few weeks. Bush in photos looks lush. Also not too hot. Seems guests are seeing plenty animals.

  2. mgm1954 says:

    Blog for Friday 03/01/14 says:’A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Elephant Carcass’.

    Are they eating a fellow dead elephant??

    • Marlet says:

      Hi! No they are not feeding on a fellow elephant. The road name is Elephant Carcass because an elephant died there many years ago.

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