Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 21 to 27 April 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on EP Delivery Road.

 

Salayexe the female leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe the female leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 21 April 2014

(30ºC)

  •  The Breakaway lion pride feeding on an Aardvark on Rhino Pan Road
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Parallel open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on 16th Crossing Road
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on a Vervet monkey kill close to Gaby’s causeway

 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

(35ºC)

  •  The Breakaway lion pride playing on the northern side of EP airstrip
  • Anderson, the male leopard, scent marking south of Leeukuil Pan
  • The Styx lion pride moving north on Madash Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on Safari/Shirley’s cutline
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Southern Fork Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Serengeti Dam

 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

(32ºC)

  •  Nkuhuma, the male lion, scent marking and roaring around 2nd Windmill Pan whilst following one of the Styx female lionesses
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on One Eye Pan Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding Our Southern Boundary
  • Two Styx female lionesses and three cubs resting at Mafufunyana Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting at Rampan Pan

 

Tingana the male leopard feeding - Dawie Jacobs

Tingana the male leopard feeding – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 24 April 2014

(30ºC)

  •  Four Breakaway female lionesses resting with their nine cubs at Our Father Crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Two Styx male lions and one Styx female lioness resting at Kimbians Crossing
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP open area
  • One buffalo bull resting north from EP/Manyeleti Crossing

Friday, 25 April 2014

(25ºC)

  •  Salayexe, the female leopard, resting up in a tree on EP Delivery Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving north on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main

 

Saturday, 26 April 2014

(28ºC)

  •  Four sub-adult Styx lions resting on Methlowani open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving south from Methlowani open area
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Kurula, the female leopard’s cub, moving west from Baboon Pan

 

Breakaway pride cubs playing - Dawie Jacobs

Breakaway pride cubs playing – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 27 April 2014

(30ºC)

  •  Kurula, the female leopard’s cub, feeding on an impala kill west from Tree House Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • The Styx lion pride resting north of 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Kurula, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill with one of her cubs west of Tree House Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Road 7

 

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