Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 09 – 15 July 2012

Our Big 5 highlight of the week would definitely be watching the young Styx male lion stealing an impala kill from six hyenas. Watching the interaction between them was a truly special experience.

 

Young Styx male - Morné Fouché

Young Styx male - Morné Fouché

Monday, 09 July 2012

(18 °C)

  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding around Zimba Bridge
  • One wild dog contact calling on Safari airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Kuala Bear Road, close to Grizzly Bear Crossing

 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

(27 °C)

  • Salayexe the female leopard scent marking on A-Main, while moving north
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on A-Main
  • The young Styx male lion resting just north of the hyena den
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding around Rhino Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding and drinking water at Seef’s Pan
  • Salayexe, chasing another female leopard, Shadow, from Pungwe Island, while being followed by Tingana the male leopard.

 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

(28 °C)

  • One young Tsalala female lion resting on a termite mound on Hawk Eagle Road
  • Salayexe the leopard scent marking east of Zimba Bridge
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding around Rhino Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding close to EP Manyeleti Crossing
  • The young Styx male stealing an impala kill from six hyenas on Gwarri Central
  • Tingana and Shadow the leopards, mating on Jerry Drive

 

Ellies in front of EP - Morné Fouché

Ellies in front of EP - Morné Fouché

Thursday, 12 July 2012

(27 °C)

  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on EP / Simbambili cutline
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding and drinking water around Leeukuil
  • Tingana and Shadow the leopards still mating on Bushcamp East
  • The Styx pride of lions resting on Red Ivory Extension Road

 

Friday, 13 July 2012

(22 °C)

  • Salayexe scent marking on Marula Bult, moving north towards Fourway junction north
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding around Gaby’s course way
  • One elephant bull feeding on Hawk Eagle Road
  • Tingana the leopard scent marking on A-Main

 

Saturday, 14 July 2012

(28 °C)

  • The Styx male lion resting south of Xinzele Road
  • One unknown young male leopard resting on Solar Panel Road
  • Kwatile the female leopard stalking and killing a grey duiker close to Londoz Drift

 

Three hyena pups - Morné Fouché

Three hyena pups - Morné Fouché

Sunday, 15 July 2012

(23 °C)

  • Kwatile the female leopard still feeding on her duiker kill
  • Fifteen buffalo bulls feeding west of Little Gowrie driveway
  • Two leopards, Tingana and Kurula mating on Milkberry Road

 

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