Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 09 to 15 June 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two male lions of the Matimba coalition marking their territory.

 

Monday, 09 June 2014

Mitimba male lions - Morné Fouché

Mitimba male lions – Morné Fouché

(24ºC)

  •  The Styx lion pride still feeding on the buffalo kill on Little Gowrie driveway
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Safari driveway
  • Two Selati male lions resting on Sawmill Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding around Poacher’s Corner
  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an aardvark kill north of Rhino Pan
  • A pack of twelve wild dogs feeding on an nyala male kill on Puff adder Road

 

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

(24ºC)

  •  Anderson, the male leopard, moving north from Serengeti pan
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving west from Kraaines Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting north of Horseshoe open area
  • Ten Buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • A pack of eleven wild dogs moving west on Rhino Pan Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Airport Link
  • Bahuti, the young male leopard, with an impala kill on Chitwa open area
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Knobthorn Pan

 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

(22ºC)

  •  Mvula, the male leopard feeding on Bahuti’s impala kill with Bahuti patiently waiting at the base of the tree.
  • Two Matimba male lions moving north on Little Gowrie driveway
  • The Styx lion pride moving north from Safari driveway
  • A pack of eight wild dogs feeding on a duiker kill on Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on our Southern boundary
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding north of Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Mfezi open area

 

Wild dogs chasing a wildebeast - Jonathan Vogel

Wild dogs chasing a wildebeast – Jonathan Vogel

Thursday, 12 June 2014

(21ºC)

  •  The Styx lion pride feeding on a cane rat east of Pungwe Island Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, calling her cubs at the den, east of Scops Owl Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Josie’s Road
  • One elephant bull moving west on Robson’s boundary
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on A-main Road

 

Friday, 13 June 2014

(23ºC)

  •  The Styx lion pride hunting buffalo on 2nd Windmill Road
  • Two buffalo bulls moving north on Old borehole Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on our Southern boundary
  • A pack of ten wild dogs feeding on a duiker on Rocky Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding west of Rocky Road

Saturday, 14 June 2014

(24ºC)

  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • One elephant bull feeding around Kraaines Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding south of Shirley’s Crossing
  • Anderson, the male leopard, stalking impalas on EP driveway
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Shortcut Wetpatch
  • The Styx lion pride moving west on the firebreak from Pungwe Pan

 

Young leopard male sticking tongue out - Jonathan Vogel

Young leopard male – Jonathan Vogel

Sunday, 15 June 2014

(29ºC)

  •  Salayexe, the female leopard,still feeding on the impala kill on Shortcut Wetpatch
  • The Styx lion prinde hunting and killing a impala on Shortcut Wetpatch
  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding and drinking water at Leeukuil
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Puff adder Road

 

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