Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 14 to 20 April 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see all four Majingilane male lions resting on Ingwe open area.

 

Matimba male lion - Dawie Jacobs

Matimba male lion – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 14 April 2014

(30ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Four elephant bulls feeding at Knobthorn pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ncombe Road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Kudu Drift
  • The Styx lion pride resting close to Wessel’s camp
  • Wabayiza, the young male leopard resting on Treehouse Pan open area

 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

(31ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Konkoni Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Lamula, the male leopard, scent marking around Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on Tamboti open area

 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

(27ºC)

  •  One Matimba male lion resting south of Lucas open area
  • Two young male leopards having a standoff south of Lucas open area
  • Wabayiza, the young male leopard had a run in with the Styx lion pride on Little Gowrie/Hoffmans cutline. He sustained serious injuries resulting in him passing away that evening.
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Big Dam
  • Seven buffalo bulls feeding close to Eagle Owl Crossing
Thandi, the female leopard - Devon Becker

Thandi, the female leopard – Devon Becker

Thursday, 17 April 2014

(24ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Sixes Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the mud on Bushcamp East
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water north of Leeukuil
  • One elephant bull feeding on Ellie Alley
  • Lamula, the male leopard, scent marking on Saseka Road

Friday, 18 April 2014

(28ºC)

  •  A pack of twelve wild dogs hunting impalas on EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • The Styx lion pride resting east of Ingwe Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Treehouse Pan
  • Mvula, the male leopard and Thandi, the female leopard, mating on Gowrie Main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on Josie’s Road

 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

(28ºC)

  •  The Styx lion pride resting at Mhisi Mati
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding north of Mhisi Mati
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on MMM North
  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting on Puff adder Road

 

Wild dogs in morning light - Morne Fouche

Wild dogs in morning light – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 20 April 2014

(30ºC)

  •  Four Majingilane male lions, resting on Ingwe open area
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on Mamba Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard with a grey duiker kill on Robson’s boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • Three sub adult lions from the Styx lion pride resting at Boundary Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on A-main

 

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