The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, feeding on a grey duiker kill along with Anderson, the male leopard, that stole their kill around the Rocks on Rhino Ring East

Anderson, the male leopard, with a duiker kill he had stolen from Salayexe, the female leopard-Neil Coetzer

Anderson, the male leopard, with a duiker kill he had stolen from Salayexe, the female leopard-Neil Coetzer

Monday, 3 October 2016
(25ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Five members from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Big Dam

 

Tuesday, 4 October 2016
(24ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on a zebra kill on One Eye Pan Road
  • Nchila, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Simbambili Firebreak
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on Rhino Ring East
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on EP Airstrip
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting and killing a scrub hare on Guarri Central

 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016
(28ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on EP Open Area
  • Tingana, the female leopard, resting at Red Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding at Boundary Pan
Tiyani, the female leopard-Neil Coetzer

Tiyani, the female leopard-Neil Coetzer

Thursday, 6 October 2016
(36ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her daughter Tiyani, feeding on a grey duiker kill along with Anderson, the male leopard, that stole their kill around the Rocks on Rhino Ring East
  • One elephant bull feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants moving north on Leopard Drift

 

Friday, 7 October 2016
(31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Kudu Drift
  • Moya, the female leopard, hunting a grey duiker on Leopard Drift
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, drinking water at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • One elephant bull feeding at Pommies Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls drinking water at Big Dam
  • Five members from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Old Bushcamp

 

Saturday, 8 October 2016
(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and Tiyani, her daughter feeding on an impala kill on Kudu Drift
  • Five members from the Tsalala pride feeding on a buffalo kill at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding at Red Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Zebra Drive
Young male lion from the Tsalala pride drinking water-Neil Coetzer

Young male lion from the Tsalala pride drinking water-Neil Coetzer

Sunday, 9 October 2016
(33ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on A-main
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Impala Road
  • Five members from the Tsalala pride resting at Big Dam
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting on Our Southern Boundary
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on A-main
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam