The Big 5 highlight of the week was to watch one of the Birmingham male lions patrolling his territory and roaring as he moved along.

Birmingham male lion - Morné Fouché

Birmingham male lion – Morné Fouché

Monday, 5 September 2016
(31ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard moving east from EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding around Leeukuil
  • Tiyani, the female leopard moving west from Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Drongo North Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Ximungwe Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard with a warthog kill on Sawmill Road
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 6 September 2016
(33ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard still with his warthog kill on Sawmill Road
  • Five buffalo bulls and one buffalo cow feeding on EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Leeukuil Pan
  • Tiyani, the young female leopard resting on Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Pipeline Road
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding close to Safari Dam

 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016
(32ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, with an impala kill on Rhino Ring North
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting on Southern Fork
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on 16th Crossing Road
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding close to Big Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • Anderson, the male leopard drinking water at Rhino Pan

 

Zebra - Morné Fouché

Zebra – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 8 September 2016
(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani still feeding on their impala kill on Rhino Ring North
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Treehouse Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Treehouse Pan
  • One Birmingham male lion feeding on a Kudu kill on Wessels/Little Gowrie cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Three wild dogs moving south from A-main

 

Friday, 9 September 2016

(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, still resting in a tree with her impala kill on Rhino Ring North
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at EP open area
  • One Birmingham male lion moving north from Treehouse Pan
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls resting at Treehouse Pan

 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

(32ºC)

  • Anderson, the male leopard, Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani resting together on Sixes Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, resting on MMM North
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
African fish eagle - Morné Fouché

African fish eagle – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 11 September 2016

(35ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard moving east from EP driveway
  • Eight buffalo bulls resting on EP driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 800 buffaloes moving east from Safari airstrip
  • Anderson, the male leopard drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East