Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 09 to 15 January 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Kurula, the female leopard and her two cubs playing on a termite mound and around our vehicle

Kurula and her two cubs – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 9 January 2017
(28ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, still feeding on her impala kill on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes feeding on Horseshoe East Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • Two adult elephant bulls fighting on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan

 

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
(30ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Two buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines Road
  • Eight buffalo bulls resting at Kraaines Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Kurula, the female leopard and her two cubs playing on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Lucas open area

 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
(30ºC)

  • Three Birmingham male lions resting on Airport Link
  • Four lions of the Tsalala lion pride resting at Big Dam
  • A small breeding herd of about thirty buffaloes resting on EP floodplain
  • A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Milkberry Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Jerry Drive
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a marula tree on Wetpatch Road
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Leadwood Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard, scent marking on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Young Ingrids Dam leopard female moving past our lodge entrance

Impalas at sunset – Dawie Jacobs

 

Thursday, 12 January 2017
(35ºC)

  • Four lions of the Tsalala lion pride resting on Rhino Ring South
  • Two Majingi male lions moving west from 15th Crossing
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • Three Birmingham male lions moving west from Broken Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Gowrie Main Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard, resting on Rhino Pan Road

 

Friday, 13 January 2017

(31ºC, 20mm)

  • Two Majingi male lions resting on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north from Wetpatch Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Saseka Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty buffaloes feeding on Ngala open area

 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

(27ºC)

  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride resting on Simbambili open area
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about hundred buffaloes feeding on Madash Road
  • Two Majingi male lions resting on Eastern Bank Manyeleti Road

Tsalala lions drying up after the rain – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 15 January 2017

(28ºC, 5mm)

  • The young Ingrids Dam female leopard, resting in a tree on Impala Road
  • Two Majingi male lions feeding on a buffalo kill on Serengeti open area
  • Five lions of the Tsalala pride feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • Three wild dogs resting on Eastern Bank Manyeleti Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Tamboti Crossing

 

 

 

 

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