The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Styx pride with four new cubs, playing in the Mholewati dry river bed .

Styx pride lioness with four new cubs – Neil Coetzer

Monday, 10 April 2017
(31ºC)

  • Seven hyenas feeding on a dead elephant on Our Southern Boundary.
  • Thandi the female leopard and her son Thamba, feeding on a juvenile kudu kill east of Chitwa driveway
  • One Styx lioness with four cubs resting in the Mholewati dry river bed
  • Two Styx lionesses, two cubs and one Birmingham male resting at Ingwe Pan

 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
(32ºC)

  • Thandi, the female leopard and Thamba, still feeding on the kudu kill
  • Two Birminham male lions and one Styx lioness resting on MMM South
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Simbambili Dam
  • The young Ingrid Dam female leopard, feeding on a duiker kill on Kudu Drift

 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017
(33ºC)

  • The young Ingrid Dam female leopard, still feeding on a duiker kill on Kudu Drift
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking impalas on EP airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding on Sixes Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road

Spotted Hyena – Neil Coetzer

 

Thursday, 13 April 2017
(36ºC, 22mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Jerry Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seefs Pan Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting south of Ingwe Pan
  • One Styx lioness resting at Ingwe Pan
  • Thandi, the female leopard and Thamba her son, feeding on a steenbok kill on One Eye Pan Road
  • Hosana, the young male leopard resting at Treehouse Pan

 

Friday, 14 April 2017

(34ºC, 12mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • Three wild dogs chasing after impalas on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Hosana, the young male leopard, resting at Treehouse Pan
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Simbambili firebreak

 

Saturday, 15 April 2017

(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Simbambili firebreak
  • Three young male lions moving north from Serengeti open area
  • Thandi, the female leopard and her cub resting at One Eye Pan Road
  • One lioness from the Styx pride moving south from MMM South

The young Ingrid Dam female leopard, feeding on her duiker kill – Neil Coetzer

 

Sunday, 16 April 2017

(29ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Little Gowrie driveway
  • One lioness from the Styx pride resting at Ingwe Mati
  • One buffalo bull resting on Southern Fork
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting on Pommies Pan Road
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