Once more our Big 5 highlight of the week consisted of cats! One of the Tsalala lionesses chased an unknown male leopard up a tree. After being cornered like this for a while the leopard decided to take his chances, jumped out of the tree, flew through the air and ran into the surrounding bush.

Flying Leopard - Dudley Steenkamp

Flying Leopard - Dudley Steenkamp

Monday, 16 May 2011
(26°C) 

  • One Tsalala pride female as well as a Majingi male lion contact calling close to Sawmill open area
  •  Salayexe the leopard in a tree on the western side of EP airstrip
  •  Mati the leopard, feeding on a buffalo kill, north of Shirley’s / EP cutline
  •  Londoz the rhino feeding on Safari airstrip
  •  Mafufunyana the leopard resting at Buffalo Pan
  •  Four buffalo bulls resting on Arathusa Main Road
  •  A breeding herd of elephants feeding at Zimba Bridge 

 

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
(23°C) 

  • One male leopard in a tree close to The Rocks while a female lioness stood at the bottom
  • Mati still feeding on the buffalo kill
  • Utah the rhino feeding on EP driveway
  • One Tsalala female contact calling on EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on Madashi Road 

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
(28°C, 2 mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes drinking water at Boundary Pan
  • Mati the leopard moving south on Marula Bult South
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffalo feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • One male leopard moving south at Wetpatch
  • Nita the leopard resting at Baboon Pan
  • Mvula the leopard moving south from Chitwa open area  

Thursday, 19 May 2011
(27°C) 

  • Two Styx pride lionesses resting at Treehouse Pan
  • Mati the leopard resting at The Rocks
  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Three rhinos resting on Gowrie Main
  • Mafufunyana the leopard sleeping in a tree on Lucas open area

Friday, 20 May 2011
(33°C) 

  • Three Styx lionesses sleeping on Ingwe open area
  • Mati the leopard hunting impala on Serengeti open area
  • Seven buffalo bulls resting south of Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on Madashi Road
  • Londoz moving  north from Shirley’s / Safari cutline

Saturday, 21 May 2011
(27°C)

  • Mafufunyana resting west of Safari airstrip
  • Mati stealing Salayexe’s duiker kill on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding at Serengeti

Sunday, 22 May 2011
(26°C)

  • One cheetah resting on Chitwa airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of elephants feeding on Rampan open area
  • Mati the leopard still feeding on the kill on Rhino Ring West
  • A breeding herd of buffalo feeding on Bushcamp East 
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