Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 01 – 07 May 2017

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see three of the Birmingham male lions resting on White Cloth open area

Birmingham male

Monday, 1 May 2017
(26ºC, 5mm rain)

  • One elephant bull feeding on MMM North.
  • A Breeding herd of about forty elephants around Manyeleti crossing.
  • Ingrid dam, the young female leopard resting in a tree on Grasscut Road.
  • Two Birmingham male lions, five Nkhuhuma females and six cubs resting on Rhulani Road.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017
(25ºC, 1mm)

  • Breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding around Sawmill Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Jozie Road.
  • Breeding herd of about twenty elephants chasing the Nkuhuma pride of lions and two Birmingham males on
  • Simbambili firebreak.
  • Two Birmingham males along with the Nkuhuma pride resting along Simbambili firebreak.
  • Tiyani the leopard female drinking water at Big Dam.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017
(27ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • One Styx pride lioness and her 4 cubs resting east of Ingwe Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding on Madash Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Milkberry Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shomboma Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Pump Track

Elephant bull

Thursday, 4 May 2017
(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about twenty buffaloes feeding on Shudulu Road.
  • One lioness from the Styx pride with four cubs resting east of Ingwe Pan.
  • Three Birmingham male lions resting on White Cloth open area.
  • Nsele, the female leopard and her cub resting on Rhino Pan Road.
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Rhino Pan.

Friday, 5 May 2017

(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on 1st Windmill
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Pungwe Island
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting on A-Main
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Big Dam

Saturday, 6 May 2017

(31ºC)

  • Tree Birmingham males resting on MM Boundary east of White Cloth open area.
  • Two buffalo bulls resting west from Rhino Pan.
  • A breeding herd of about fifty buffaloes resting east of Rhino Pan.
  • One elephant bull feeding on Rhino Ring South.
  • Salayexe, the female leopard scent marking on Shortcut Wetpatch Road.
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Bushcamp East.

    Styx Cub

Sunday, 7 May 2017

(33ºC)

  • One lioness from the Styx pride and one Birmingham male lion resting at Treehouse Pan
  • One Birmingham male lion resting at Ingwe Pan
  • Ingrid Dam, the young female leopard resting on Grasscut Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash Road

 

 

 

 

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