Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 01 – 07 October 2012

Our Big 5 highlight of the week was definitely seeing BB the lioness and her cub playing in the sand in the dry Manyeleti riverbed. The cub, being a few months old now, entertained us with its antics – running, jumping and rolling all over the place. What a special sighting!

BB and her cub - Willie Woest

BB and her cub - Willie Woest

Monday, 01 October 2012

(27 °C)

  • Two Majingi male lions and three Tsalala lionesses resting on Londoz boundary
  • Kurula the female leopard resting on MMM North
  • The pack of 14 wild dogs feeding on an impala kill south of Misi Mati
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding close to Misi Mati
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Oom Corrie’s loop

 

Tuesday, 02 October 2012

(33 °C)

  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM North
  • A breeding herd of about 40 elephants feeding on Rulani Road
  • One buffalo bull resting south of Leeukuil
  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard,
  • With a bushbuck kill on Gowrie Main Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding around Baboon Pan

 

Wednesday, 03 October 2012

(34 °C)

  • Five buffalo bulls feeding south of Milkberry Road
  • One Majingi male lion moving south from A-Main
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding northeast of Bush Camp Pan
  • Xivambalana the young male leopard, Thandi the female and Thandi’s son, all at the bushbuck kill close to Chitwa driveway
  • One unknown male leopard moving south from Gowrie Main
  • Salayexe the female leopard and her cub with a grey duiker kill east of Shirley’s waterhole
  • Tingana the male leopard moving north along Ellie Alley

 

Mvula and Ntima - Willie Woest

Mvula and Ntima - Willie Woest

Thursday, 04 October 2012

(37 °C)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Two Tsalala lionesses feeding on a giraffe kill close to Ellie Alley
  • The Styx pride lioness drinking water at Chitwa Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding close to Rampan
  • BB the lioness, her one small cub and two of the sub-adults resting close to Big Dam
  • Moya the female leopard moving west along our southern boundary

 

Friday, 05 October 2012

(29 °C)

  • The two older Tsalala lionesses resting on Eagle Owl open area
  • A small breeding herd of about 20 buffaloes feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Milkberry Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan
  • Fourteen wild dogs feeding on a grey duiker close to EP airstrip

 

Saturday, 06 October 2012

(34 °C)

  • One buffalo bull resting on EP open area
  • Fourteen wild dogs playing on Kraaines open area
  • Mvula the male leopard and Ntima the female walking close to Chitwa driveway
  • Seven Styx pride lionesses and two young males all playing close to Chitwa airstrip
  • Breeding herd of about 20 elephants moving south from Baboon Pan
Grey heron - Morné Fouché

Grey heron - Morné Fouché

Sunday, 07 October 2012

(35 °C)

  • BB the lioness and her cub playing in the riverbed, close to Serengeti Pan
  • Two older Tsalala lionesses and their two cubs resting at Kraaines
  • Salayexe the female leopard resting at Grizzly Bear Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 20elephants feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding inside Kimbian’s Crossing
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding around Serengeti Pan

 

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