Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 26 May to 01 June 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking and killing an impala on Horseshoe open area.

 

Salayexe, the female leopard, with her impala kill - Dawie Jacobs

Salayexe, the female leopard, with her impala kill – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 26 May 2014

(24ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at her den with one of her cubs
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, moving north on Grasscut Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting close to 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Marula Bult South

 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

(22ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Horseshoe open area
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on our southern boundary
  • Another two buffalo bulls resting on Madash Road
  • The Breakaway lion pride moving east from EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari Donga North
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Boerbean Pan

 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

(26ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on our southern boundary
  • One elephant bull moving north on Rhino Ring North
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west from Horseshoe open area

 

Misty sunrise - Dawie Jacobs

Misty sunrise – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 29 May 2014

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill north of Drongo North
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls also feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Twelve wild dogs moving east from Shirley’s open area
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Rhino Ring East

 

Friday, 30 May 2014

(28ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Pungwe open area
  • Moya, the female leopard’s male cub moving south on Rhino Ring East
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving east from Simbambili Dam open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Sawmill Road

 

Saturday, 31 May 2014

(25ºC)

  • Quarantine, the young male leopard, resting on MMM South
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Leeukuil Pan
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Leeukuil Pan
  • Twelve wild dogs moving south from Rocky Road

 

Two breakaway pride female lions staring into the mist - Dawie Jacobs

Two breakaway pride female lions staring into the mist – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 1 June 2014

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Horseshoe open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Madash Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Puff adder Road

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