Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 08 to 14 April 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx lion pride stalking and killing a juvenile waterbuck just west of Chitwa Chitwa airstrip

Styx female lion hunting - Dawie Jacobs

Styx female lion hunting - Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 8 April 2013

(33ºC)

  • Styx lion pride killing a juvenile waterbuck west of Chitwa airstrip
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an impala kill at Pungwe Island Crossing
  • One buffalo bull feeding south of Kimbians Crossing
  • One elephant bull feeding in Shirley’s Crossing
  • Seventeen wild dogs hunting a herd of impalas north of Wetpatch Road

 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

(33ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub moving east from EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Seef’s Pan

 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

(23ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a tree on Marula Bult South
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Grissly Bear Crossing

 

One of Shadow`s cubs - Dawie Jacobs

One of Shadow`s cubs - Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 11 April 2013

(21ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an impala kill on Marula Bult South
  • One buffalo bull feeding south of Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her two cubs moving west from 2nd Windmill Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting at Land Cruiser Crossing

 

Friday, 12 April 2013

(25ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Midden Road
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on EP open area
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an impala kill on Ntoma Driveway
  • Two elephant bulls drinking water at Simbambili open area
  • One buffalo bull resting on Rhino Ring West
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east on A-Main

 

Saturday, 13 April 2013

(24ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding and drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Leopard Drift
  • One buffalo bull resting on Rhino Ring West
Giraffe cow and calf - Louis Liversage

Giraffe cow and calf - Louis Liversage

 

Sunday, 14 April 2013

(27ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • Four Majingi male lions resting on Tamboti open area
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Saffron Road
  • The 2 sub-adult male lions of the Styx pride resting on Safari airstrip

 

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