Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 27 June to 03 July 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a clan of about twenty hyenas hunting and killing a buffalo bull on EP Flood Plains.

Twenty hyanes killing a buffalo bull - Louis Liversage

Twenty hyanes killing a buffalo bull – Louis Liversage

Monday, 27 June 2016
(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • One member from the Styx lion pride and four cubs resting south of Wessels Old Driveway
  • Two members from the Tsalala lion pride and two cubs feeding on a buffalo kill on Milkberry Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Eagle Owl Crossing
  • Zindile, the male leopard, moving north from Seepline Road

 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016
(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an aardvark kill on Madash Road
  • One member from the Tsalala lion pride, two cubs and two Matimba male lions feeding on a buffalo kill on Milkberry Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, feeding on an impala kill on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalos feeding on EP Open Area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Nyala Crossing

 

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
(25ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Zindile, the male leopard, moving east from EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Red Dam
  • Anderson, the male leopard, still feeding on his aardvark kill on Madash Road
  • One unknown female leopard, resting on Milkberry Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Big Dam
Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an aardvark kill - Louis Liversage

Anderson, the male leopard, feeding on an aardvark kill – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 30 June 2016
(26ºC)

  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Three members from the Styx lion pride and 8 cubs resting south of Wessels Old Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, feeding on an impala kill at EP open area

Friday, 1 July 2016

(25ºC)

  • One member from the Styx lion pride feeding on a buffalo kill north of Wessels Old Driveway
  • Two members from the Styx lion pride and 8 cubs resting south of Wessels Old Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffalos moving south from Safari Airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about 100 buffalos feeding on EP Open Area
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving east from EP Driveway
  • A clan of about fifteen hyenas hunting and killing a buffalo bull at EP Flood Plains
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty-five elephants feeding at Treehouse Pan

Saturday, 2 July 2016

(22ºC)

  • Two male lions from the Tsalala lion pride moving west on Safari Airstrip
  • Two members from the Styx lion pride resting south of Wessels Old Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Bushcamp Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Tamboti Open Area
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffalos feeding on Simbambili Firebreak
Matimba male lion - Louis Liversage

Matimba male lion – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 3 July 2016

(20ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter, moving south from Rhulani Road
  • A breeding herd of about 80 buffalos feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Pungwe Island Crossing
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Little Gowrie Driveway
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3 Responses to “Big 5 Sightings 27 June to 03 July 2017”

  1. Jane Harwood says:

    Thank you so much. It really helps me learn who the player are.

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