Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 13 – 29 July 2012

This week, our highlight did not involve the Big 5 but we did see a very shy and rare animal. We came across a pangolin one evening. It does not happen often that we do see these scaly anteaters and therefore it is most definitely the one sighting which stood out.

 

Pangolin

Pangolin - Photo by Louis Liversage

Monday, 23 July 2012
(25ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • 2 Buffalo bulls feeding on the cutline between EP and Shirley’s
  • Salayexe the leopard moving south on Kudu Drift scent marking
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP floodplain

 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012
(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Tingana the leopard with an impala kill on Horseshoe West
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP / Shirley’s cutline

 

Tingana

Tingana - Photo by Louis Liversage

Wednesday, 25 July 2012
(24ºC)

  • Salayexe the leopard joined Tingana on his impala kill
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding around Seef’s Pan
  • 2 Buffalo bulls feeding in the dry riverbed south of Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephant drinking water on EP open area

 

Thursday, 26 July 2012
(21ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Parallel Road
  • 2 Buffalo bulls feeding on Puff adder Road
  • Salayexe the leopard scent marking on Madash Road south of EP / Shirley’s cutline
  • 2 Lioness of the Tsalala pride resting south of Zimba Bridge

 

Friday, 27 July 2012
(24ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding and drinking water around Big Dam
  • 2 Lioness of the Tsalala pride stalking impala north of Serengeti Pan
  • Shadow the leopard with a juvenile impala kill on Pump Track
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Grissly Bear Crossing

 

Salayexe

Salayexe - Photo by Louis Liversage

Saturday, 28 July 2012
(23ºC)

  • 4 Young Tsalala lioness stalking wildebeest on EP open area
  • 2 Buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • Shadow the leopard feeding on an impala kill on Pump Track
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on A-Main
  • A breeding herd of about 20 buffalo drinking water at Simbambili dam

 

Sunday, 29 July 2012
(23ºC)

  • Salayexe the leopard moving south from Land Cruiser crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephant drinking water at Big Dam
  • Shadow the leopard still feeding on her impala kill on Pump Track
  • A small breeding herd of about 5 elephants feeding on Zebra Drive

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