Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 July 2016

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on a duiker kill on EP Open Area.

Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on a duiker kill - Neil Coetzer

Tiyani, the female leopard feeding on a duiker kill – Neil Coetzer

Monday, 4 July 2016
(21ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffaloes feeding on A-main Road
  • Tsakani, the female leopard, moving west from Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rocky Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard and her cub, feeding on a Vervet monkey kill on Parallel Road
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 100 buffaloes feeding at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016
(21ºC)

  • A pack of three wild dogs moving north from Zebra Drive
  • Madiba, the young male leopard, with an impala kill on Mfezi Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard and her cub, resting at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffaloes feeding on Arathusa/Simbambili Cutline
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving east from EP/Shirley’s Cutline
  • One elephant bull feeding at Safari Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about a 100 buffaloes feeding on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Madash Road

 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016
(24ºC)

  • One lioness from the Styx pride resting south of Worsboom Crossing
  • Two lionesses from the Styx Pride resting on Eastern Bank Mholowati Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting on the eastern side of Ingwe Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Rampan Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP Driveway
  • Madiba, the young male leopard, still feeding on his impala kill on Mfezi Open Area
Birmingham male lion enjoying the late afternoon sunrays - Neil Coetzer

Birmingham male lion enjoying the late afternoon sunrays – Neil Coetzer

Thursday, 7 July 2016
(22ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffalo’s feeding on Mafufunyane Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on A-main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Ntoma Crossing

 

Friday, 8 July 2016

(24ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on a duiker kill at EP Open Area
  • Two Birmingham male lions feeding on a buffalo kill just south of Methluane Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffalo’s feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about eighty buffalo’s feeding at Boundary Pan

 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

(24ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at Land Cruiser Crossing
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on EP Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Marakene Drive
  • One Birmingham male lion still feeding on his buffalo kill just south of Methlowane Road
Elephant bull drinking water - Neil Coetzer

Elephant bull drinking water – Neil Coetzer

Sunday, 10 July 2016

(21ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter, Tiyani, moving west from Saffron Road
  • Two male lions from the Tsalala pride moving west from EP Driveway
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Midden Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on the remains of a buffalo kill just south of Methluani Road
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3 Responses to “Big 5 Sightings 04 to 10 July 2016”

  1. Pat Beams says:

    Hi there

    Please would you let me know what Salayexe’s daughters name, Tiyani means.

    Have been trying to find out but not seen any information on her name, & who was the Ranger who named her!!

    Many thanks
    Pat Beams

    • Marlet says:

      Good day Pat

      Thank you very much for your interest in Tiyani, she is a beautiful young female leopard. Her name has the following meaning of “the brave one”. Dawie one of our rangers came up with the name and everybody agreed that it is a very suitable name for her.

      Kind regards
      EP Rangers

    • Marlet says:

      Good day Pat

      The meaning of Tiyani’s name is the brave one. Dawie one of our rangers came up with the name and we all agreed that it is a very suitable name for her.

      Kind regards
      EP Rangers

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