Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 05 to 11 May 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Shadow, the female leopard, hunting and killing an impala on Ellie Elley.

 

Shadow, the female leopard - Devon Becker

Shadow, the female leopard – Devon Becker

Monday, 5 May 2014

(28ºC)

  •  Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Madash Road
  • Twelve wild dogs resting in Tamboti Crossing

 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

(24ºC)

  •  The Breakaway lion pride moving south from Leopard Drift
  • Kurula, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill with her two male cubs on Wessels/Hoffmans cutline

 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

(25ºC)

  •  One buffalo bull drinking water at One Eye Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road

 

Elephants drinking - Devon Becker

Elephants drinking – Devon Becker

Thursday, 8 May 2014

(27ºC)

  •  Two Styx female lionesses resting on Tsololo Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Seepline
  • One buffalo bull feeding at 2nd Windmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM-South
  • Shadow, the female leopard and Salayexe, the female leopard having a stand-off on Horseshoe open area

 

Friday, 9 May 2014

(28ºC)

  •  Nsele, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill south of Shirley’s/EP cutline
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Saseka Road

Saturday, 10 May 2014

(29ºC)

  •  The Styx lion pride resting on Methlowani open area
  • Shadow, the female leopard, hunting and killing a juvenile impala on Ellie Alley
  • One elephant bull feeding on Safari driveway
  • Five buffalo bulls resting north of Eagle Owl Crossing

 

Styx lion cub - Devon Becker

Styx lion cub – Devon Becker

Sunday, 11 May 2014

(28ºC)

  •  The Styx lion pride killing Shadow, the female leopard’s cub on Ellie Elley
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Shadow, the female leopard being chased up a tree by the Styx lion pride on Ellie Elley

 

 

 

 

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