Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 02 – 08 July 2012

The Big 5 highlight of the week was when we saw one of the Majingi male lions mating with a young Tsalala female at Big Dam.

Majingi male lions mating with a young Tsalala female

Majingi male lions mating with a young Tsalala female - Photo by Willie Woest

Monday, 02 July 2012
(28ºC)

  • Tingana the leopard feeding on an impala at Gaby’s causeway
  • The Styx lion pride walking south on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding east from Marula Bult Central
  • The Styx lion pride with a zebra kill just off 2nd Windmill road

 

Tuesday, 03 July 2012
(25ºC)

  • Shadows the leopard with an impala kill in a tree on Marula Bult North
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on MMM South
  • The Styx lion pride sleeping just of Safari driveway
  • Salayexe walking west from EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Ngala open area

 

Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill

Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill - Photo by Willie Woest

Wednesday, 04 July 2012
(28ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride moving south from A-Main
  • Shadow the leopard with an impala kill on Marula Bult North
  • Salayexe moving south in the direction of shadow’s kill on Marula Bult North
  • Salayexe moving north on Robson’s boundary

 

Thursday, 05 July 2012
(18ºC)

  • Tandi the leopard with a bushbuck kill at Sausage Tree crossing
  • Shadow the leopard still on her impala kill of Marula Bult North
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding just off eastern bank Manyeleti
  • 3 Elephant bulls feeding on the western side of EP open area

 

Shadow (female Leopard)

Shadow (female Leopard) - Photo by Willie woest

Friday, 06 July 2012
(20ºC)

  • 2 Buffalo bulls feeding west of Gaby’s causeway
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants drinking at Leeukuil
  • 3 Buffalo bulls resting on the firebreak east of Manyeleti crossing
  • 6 Buffalo bulls feeding and drinking at Serengeti Pan

 

Saturday, 07 July 2012
(28ºC)

  • BB and the rest of the Tsalala lion pride resting at Big Dam
  • 1Of the Majingi male lions mating with a young Tsalala female at Big Dam Link South
  • Kwatile the leopard moving north from Ingenwa Road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Bushcamp Pan

 

Sunday, 08 July 2012
(23ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride stalking buffaloes east of Ingwe open area
  • Salayexe scent marking on Marula Bult, north of 4 way junction
  • Tingana scent marking around Knobthorn open area

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