Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 20 to 26 October 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see two Matimba male lions feeding on a hippo kill at Big Dam.

Matimba male lion on a hippo kill - Jonathan Vogel

Matimba male lion on a hippo kill – Jonathan Vogel

Monday, 20 October 2014
(27ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride with two Majingi male lions feeding a buffalo kill on Solar Panel Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Guarri Central
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Eastern Bank Manyeleti

 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
(28ºC)

  • Quarantine, the male leopard, moving north from Lukas Open area
  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM-South
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Hawk Eagle Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Hawk Eagle Road
  • The Breakaway lion pride with two Majingi male lions resting on Solar Panel Road
  • A pack of about sixteen wild dogs resting at Lukas open area

 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
(26ºC, 1mm)

  • The Breakaway lion pride resting with one Majingi male lion on EP airstrip
  • A pack of about sixteen wild dogs resting on MMM North
  • Bahuti, the male leopard, stalking waterbuck on Chitwa open area
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Hawk Eagle Raod
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Mvula, the male leopard, mating with Kwatile, the female leopard, on Mabonzo Shortcut
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Kuala Bear Road

 

Elephants playing - Jonathan Vogel

Elephants playing – Jonathan Vogel

Thursday, 23 October 2014
(27ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride resting at Serengeti Crossing
  • Two Matimba male lions feeding on a hippo kill at Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Kwatile, the female leopard on Ellie Alley
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Ellie Alley
  • Moya’s young male leopard cub resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area

 

Friday, 24 October 2014

(27ºC)

  • A pack of about sixteen wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on Simbambili driveway
  • Moya’s young male cub, feeding on a hippo kill at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffalos moving west from Simbambili open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Bushcamp Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Pungwe Island open area
  • Shadow, the female leopard, resting with her one cub at an impala kill at Xigdi Pan
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on A-Main
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Tjololo Road

 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

(26ºC)

  • Moya’s young male cub feeding on a hippo kill at Big Dam
  • A pack of about ten wild dogs hunting and killing an impala at Big Dam
  • The Nkuhuma lion pride feeding on a waterbuck kill at Djuma Dam
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Zebra Drive
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on A-Main
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffalos feeding on EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Puff Adder

 

Moya, the female leopard - Jonathan Vogel

Moya, the female leopard – Jonathan Vogel

Sunday, 26 October 2014

(23ºC)

  • Moya’s young male leopard cub resting at Big Dam
  • Ten buffalo bulls feeding on Francolin Road
    Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Track South
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Marula built Road

 

 

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