Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 August 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a big male cheetah marking his territory the one morning

 

Male cheetah scent marking - Morné Fouché

Male cheetah scent marking – Morné Fouché

Monday, 04 August 2014

(26ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, with an impala kill south of 16th Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water on Simbambili open area
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • One of Kurula, the female leopard’s cubs, feeding on an impala kill north of Treehouse Pan

 

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving west on Pungwe firebreak
  • Nsele, the female leopard, moving south from Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • The Styx lion pride resting east of Scops Owl Crossing
  • One male cheetah, resting on Kaal kol open area
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving west from Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Eight wild dogs, and six pups, resting at their new den, on Impala Road

 

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

(25ºC)

  •  Four wild dogs and six pups, playing at the den on Impala Road
  • The Breakaway lion pride and two Majingi male lions feeding on a wildebeest kill on EP Delivery Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, with a duiker kill at Pungwe Crossing
  • Eighteen buffalo bulls resting at Safari Dam
  • Ten wild dogs chasing eight buffalo bulls away from the den on Impala Road
  • A herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Safari Dam

 

Anderson the male leopard - Jonathan Vogel

Anderson the male leopard – Jonathan Vogel

Thursday, 07 August 2014

(26ºC)

  •  The Breakaway lion pride with two Majingi male lions resting at Pommies Pan
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at 2nd Windmill
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Ntoma driveway

 

Friday, 08 August 2014

(24ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride and three Majingi male lions feeding on a male kudu on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch open area
  • Six buffalo bulls resting on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Jerry Drive

 

Saturday, 09 August 2014

(27ºC)

  •  Nsele, the female leopard, moving south east from EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on A-main Road
  • One of Kurula, the female leopards cubs, moving north on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Anderson, the male leopard, resting on Puff adder Road

 

Kudu male with one horn - Jonathan Vogel

Kudu male with one horn – Jonathan Vogel

Sunday, 10 August 2014

(24ºC)

  •  A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Anderson, the male leopard and Tingana, the male leopard having a territorial dispute on Guarri Central Road
  • Ten wild dogs and six pups playing at the den on Impala Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Impala Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Mamba Road

 

 

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