Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 27 January to 02 February 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Bawuti, the young male leopard, having a stand-off with a buffalo bull at Jaggi Pan

Bawuti, the young male leopard, and a buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Bawuti, the young male leopard, and a buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

 

Monday, 27 January 2014

(26ºC, 22mm rain)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, resting west of Chitwa Chitwa airstrip
  • Two elephant bulls  feeding at Boundary Pan
  • Another two buffalo bulls resting at Serengeti Pan

 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

(28ºC, 8mm rain)

  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, resting at Jaggi Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Konkoni Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree on Marula Bult
  • One buffalo bull resting on EP airstrip
  • One Styx female lion resting east of Ingwe Pan

 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

(30ºC)

  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Big Dam Link South
  • Another two buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Marula Bult Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring South

 

Elephant bull - Louis Liversage

Elephant bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 30 January 2014

(34ºC, 6mm rain)

  • Three elephant bulls feeding north of Mnisi Mati
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Ntoma Crossing
  • Thandi, the female leopard, feeding on a juvenile bushbuck kill west of Mapogo Road
  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, resting in a Marula tree on Chitwa/Annette’s cutline
  • One Styx lioness and her three cubs resting south of Ingwe Pan
  • Four sub-adult Styx lions resting on the northern side of White Cloth open area
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving north on MMM North
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Knobthorn Pan

 

Friday, 31 January 2014

(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Simbambili/Safari cutline
  • Lamula, the male leopard, mating with Moya, the female leopard, at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on EP open area

 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Mfesi open area
  • One Styx female lion resting with three cubs south of Worst Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Marula Bult Central

 

Buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 2 February 2014

(34ºC, 16mm rain)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Simbambili firebreak
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Gaby’s causeway
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another elephant bull feeding on Ngala open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Ingwe Mati
  • Wabayiza, the male leopard, resting in a tree on Little Gowrie driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Baboon Pan

 

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