Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Weekly Big 5 Sightings 12 to 18 May 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to find an active hyena den close to our Lodge.

 

Hyena mum and pups - Louis Liversage

Hyena mum and pups – Morné Fouché

Monday, 12 May 2014

(28ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Mhisi Mati
  • One buffalo bull resting in EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in Pungwe/Island Crossing

 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

(24ºC)

  •  Two Styx female lionesses moving east with their three cubs from Boer Bean Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Picanini Utah driveway
  • Two buffalo bulls drinking water at Picanini Utah Pan

 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

(26ºC)

  •  One young male lion being chased up a tree by seven hyena’s
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west on A-main
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east on Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving north from Seepline
  • One buffalo bull resting on Kudu Drift

 

Styx pride cub - Louis Liversage

Styx pride cub – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 15 May 2014

(25ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Our Southern Boundary
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving north on Grasscut Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from Tamboti Crossing
  • The Styx lion pride resting at Paralle open area

 

Friday, 16 May 2014

(30ºC)

  •  Twelve wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on Ellie Ally
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Big Dam Link North
  • TheBreakaway lion pride moving south on Sawmill Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east from EP/Manyeleti Cutline
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Big Dam

Saturday, 17 May 2014

(26ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Mamba Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Saseka Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, hunting warthogs west of MMM South
  • Lamula, the male leopard moving west of MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Elephant Carcass Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding close to EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road

 

Young giraffes - Morné Fouché

Young giraffes – Morné Fouché

 Sunday, 18 May 2014

(22ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard mating with Shadow, the female leopard around Road 7
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Saseka
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving south from Horseshoe East
  • One buffalo bull resting in EP/Manyeleti Crossing

 

 

 

 

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