Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 15 to 21 April 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to have one of the Majingi male lions and two lionesses of the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam.

 

Majingi male with Tsalala females - Morné Fouché

Majingi male with Tsalala females - Morné Fouché

Monday, 15 April 2013

(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Mamba Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on 1st Windmill Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Leeukuil Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Shirley’s crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub resting west of Madash Road

 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

(30ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub moving west from EP open area
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • The Styx female lion pride resting south of Mhisi Mati
  • One unknown young male leopard moving east on Gowrie Main Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Safari Dam

 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

(31ºC)

  • The Styx female lion pride resting close to Mhisi Mati
  • Xivambalana, the young male leopard, resting close to the Hoffmans/Little Gowrie cutline
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding north of Leeukuil
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub resting on Marula Bult Central
  • Shadow, the female leopard, moving south on Madash Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving east on Old Borehole Road

 

Elephant bull in Big Dam - Morné Fouché

Elephant bull in Big Dam - Morné Fouché

Thursday, 18 April 2013

(32ºC)

  • Two Tsalala female lions and one Majingi male lion resting on Big Dam wall
  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her cubs moving west from 2nd Windmill Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MMM-South
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Big Dam

 

Friday, 19 April 2013

(21ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM-South
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub resting in a tree on Wetpatch open area

 

Saturday, 20 April 2013

(26ºC, 50mm rain)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving north on Madash Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Saseka Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east on A-main
  • Salayexe, the female leopard’s cub resting on Wetpatch open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP driveway

 

Lamula the male leopard - Morné Fouché

Lamula the male leopard - Morné Fouché

Sunday, 21 April 2013

(28ºC)

  • Four elephant bulls feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • One Majingi male lion and two of the Tsalala pride lionesses resting south of Kraaines Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Sixes Road

 

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