Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 14 to 21 July 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see six wild dog puppies outside of the den on Rocky Road.

 

Wild dog puppy - Louis Liversage

Wild dog puppy – Louis Liversage

Monday, 14 July 2014

(20ºC)

  • Four Majingi male lions resting on Guarri Central
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Seepline
  • One buffalo bull moving east from Big Dam Link South
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, mating with Tingana, the male leopard, on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Seven wild dogs chasing Moya’s leopard cub up in to a tree on A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

(21ºC)

  • Seven wild dogs moving east on our southern boundary
  • The Styx lion pride feeding on an impala kill on Madash Road
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Simbambili dam

 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

(26ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Simbambili firebreak
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Salayexe, the female leopard, on Horseshoe open area
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on A-main
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A pack of about eight wild dogs and six pups playing around their den

 

Young Styx male lion - Louis Liversage

Young Styx male lion – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 17 July 2014

(26ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride moving south from Rocky Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Salayexe, the female leopard, on Zebra drive
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Simbambili firebreak
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Simbambili firebreak

 

Friday, 18 July 2014

(27ºC)

  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • The Breakaway lion pride feeding on two wildebeest kills on our western boundary
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Poachers Corner
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Kurula, the female leopard, on Rhino Ring West
  • Six wild dogs moving south on Sixes Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Sixes Road

 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

(25ºC)

  • Kurula, the female leopard, mating with Tingana, the male leopard, on Madash Road
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Poachers Corner
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on our southern boundary
  • A breeding herd of about eighty buffalo’s drinking water at Big Dam
Hippo and Red billed oxpeckers - Louis Liversage

Hippo and Red billed oxpeckers – Louis Liversage

 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

(28ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, mating with an unknown female leopard at Rhino Pan
  • Two female wild dogs and six puppies playing at the den on Rocky Road
  • A breeding herd of about eighty buffalos feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Marula Bult Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Kurula, the female leopard, on Bushcamp East

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