Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 30 June to 06 July 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two male cheetahs hunting impalas on Rampan open area.

 

Two young male cheetahs - Jonathan Vogel

Two young male cheetahs – Jonathan Vogel

Monday, 30 June 2014

(26ºC)

  •  Karula’s two male cubs playing on Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting and killing an impala east of Rhino Pan Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Puff adder View Point

 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

(27ºC)

  •  Salayexe, the female leopard, resting east of Rhino Pan Road
  • The Styx lion pride feeding on a zebra kill at Mike’s Kitchen open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Horseshoe West
  • Karula, the female leopard, hunting impala’s on Gowrie Main
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Our Southern Boundary

 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

(23ºC)

  •  Nsele, the female leopard, resting at Rhino Pan
  • About six wild dogs resting on Rocky Road
  • One male cheetah resting in Picanini Utah
  • Two elephant bulls drinking water at Picanini Utah Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari drive way

 

Breakaway lion pride - Jonathan Vogel

Breakaway lion pride – Jonathan Vogel

Thursday, 3 July 2014

(24ºC)

  •  The Tsalala lion pride, resting at Serengeti Pan
  • A pack of eight wild dogs hunting and killing a juvenile Nyala on Serengeti open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, scent marking on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about five elephants feeding on Mamba Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Gaby’s Crossing

Friday, 4 July 2014

(25ºC)

  •  Three wild dogs resting on Rocky Road
  • Eight buffalo bulls resting on our Southern boundary
  • The Breakaway lion pride hunting and killing a warthog on Sawmill open area and later killing a wildebeest on EP airstrip
  • A pack of about ten wild dogs hunting and killing an impala at Serengeti open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • One buffalo bull resting at Zimba Bridge
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Road 7

 

Saturday, 5 July 2014

(26ºC)

  •  Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Shirley’s open area
  • A pack of about ten wild dogs hunting and killing a grey duiker east of Serengeti open area
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving west from Shirley’s open area

 

Nsele the female leopard - Jonathan Vogel

Nsele the female leopard – Jonathan Vogel

Sunday, 6 July 2014

(25ºC)

  •  Four buffalo bulls feeding at Rhino pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Our Western Boundary
  • The Styx lion pride feeding on a blue wildebeest kill at Pungwe Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from EP driveway
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding east at Pungwe Pan
  • Two male cheetah’s hunting impala’s on Rampan open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Big Dam Link South

 

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