Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 17 to 23 March 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tingana, the male leopard, drinking water in a river bed.

 

Tingana, the male leopard - Louis Liversage

Tingana, the male leopard – Louis Liversage

Monday, 17 March 2014

(33ºC, 1mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Rampan open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from EP/Simbambili cutline

 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

(25ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Road 7
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Kurula, the female leopard, feeding on a kudu kill with her two male cubs east of Lucas open area

 

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

(33ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • The Styx lion pride feeding on an impala kill at Simbambili open area
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from Simbambili Dam

 

Elephant bull - Louis Liversage

Elephant bull – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 20 March 2014

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on a bushbuck kill at Pungwe Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Land Cruiser Crossing

 

Friday, 21 March 2014

(26ºC)

  • One buffalo bull resting at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Tingana, the male leopard, stalking impalas on EP open area

 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

(29ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north on Guarri Central
  • One buffalo bull resting in EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • The Styx lion pride resting west of Eastern Bank Marikeng

 

The Styx lion pride - Louis Liversage

The Styx lion pride – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 23 March 2014

(33ºC)

  • One buffalo bull resting in EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Mvula, the male leopard, mating with Shadow, the female leopard east of Chitwa Chitwa driveway
  • Twelve wild dogs resting on Gowrie Main
  • The Styx lion pride resting north of 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north from Zebra Drive
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Grasscut Road

 

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