Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 19 to 25 May 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Shadow, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Seef’s Pan Road.

Shadow, the female leopard, with an impala kill - Louis Liversage

Shadow, the female leopard, with an impala kill – Louis Liversage

Monday, 19 May 2014

(23ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Tsololo Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Shadow, the female leopard, on 15th Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Marula Bult Central
  • A breeding herd of about five elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • One of Kurula’s male cubs moving south from Baboon Pan
  • Kurula’s other male cub moving north from little Gowrie open area

 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Parallel Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill south of Seef’s Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls resting north of Treehouse Pan

 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

(26ºC)

  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west from Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Seepline

 

Breakaway female lion - Louis Liversage

Breakaway female lion – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 22 May 2014

(28ºC)

  • One buffalo bull resting on Old Borehole
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting at Poacher’s Corner
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south on Jerry Drive
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Shadow, the female leopard, on Wetpatch Road

 

Friday, 23 May 2014

(24ºC)

  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving east from A-main
  • Three Tsalala female lions hunting impala on Seepline
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Seepline
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • The four Breakaway female lions moving west with their seven cubs on EP driveway

 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding south of Wessels Old driveway
  • Bawuti, the young male leopard, moving east from Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Josie’s Road
  • A young male leopard feeding on a serval kill on Rhino Ring East
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from Shirley’s Crossing Road

 

Kwatile, the female leopard - Louis Liversage

Kwatile, the female leopard – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 25 May 2014

(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on EP driveway
  • An unknown leopard moving north in EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam
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