Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 31 March to 06 April 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx lion pride drinking water north of 2nd Windmill Pan

 

The four Styx sub adults - Dawie Jacobs

The four Styx sub adults – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 31 March 2014

(28ºC, 14mm rain)

  • The Styx lion pride resting north of 2nd Windmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Solo, the male lion, resting on Horseshoe open area
  • Robson’s, the male leopard, moving south from Wetpatch Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Sixes Road

 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

(32ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a juvenile zebra kill on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Simbambili/Safari cutline
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • Twelve wild dogs moving north from Safari Dam
  • Robson’s, the male leopard, moving south from Wetpatch Road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Kudu Drift

 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

(35ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting at Tshogoti Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a zebra kill on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Twelve wild dogs hunting and killing an impala on Safari airstrip
  • Moya, the female leopard, moving east from Big Dam
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving west from Safari driveway
  • Kurula, the female leopard, moving north from Baboon Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting at Tamboti open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti

 

Female hyena feeding - Dawie Jacobs

Female hyena feeding – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 3 April 2014

(34ºC)

  • Twelve wild dogs moving east on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Grasscut Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Leopard Drift Road
  • Two Styx pride lionesses and three cubs resting close to Boerbean Pan
  • Bawuti, the male leopard, stalking waterbuck on Chitwa Chitwa open area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area

 

Friday, 4 April 2014

(27ºC)

  • Twelve wild dogs moving south from Treehouse Pan
  • Five elephant bulls feeding on MMM South
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding west of EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Kurula, the female leopard, and her two cubs feeding on a male bushbuck kill on Methlowani Road
  • The four sub-adult Styx lions resting on Ngala open area

 

Saturday, 5 April 2014

(25ºC)

  • Kurula, the female leopard, and her two sub-adult cubs moving east on Methlowani Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Methlowani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Solo, the male lion, resting south of Baboon Pan
  • The four sub-adult Styx lions moving east from Scops Owl Crossing

 

Salayexe the female leopard - Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe the female leopard – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 6 April 2014

(27ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • One buffalo bull resting in a mud wallow on Bushcamp East
  • Mvula, the male leopard, moving west from Little Gowrie/Hoffman cutline
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