The highlight of the week was to see the elusive pangolin!  Pangolin sightings are not very common in our area and therefore these sightings are very special!

Pangolin – Morné Fouché

Monday, 16 October 2017
(36ºC)

  • Two Birmingham male lions, five lionesses and nine cubs of the Nkuhuma pride of lions
  • feeding on the giraffe kill on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water on EP open area
  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting on Lucas open area
  • Fifteen buffalo bulls feeding on A-Main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Picanini Pan
  • Ingrid’s Dam, the young female leopard, stalking impalas on Wetpatch Road
  • One Pangolin foraging on Maraken Drive

 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017
(35ºC)

  • Three Birmingham male lions, two lionesses and two cubs of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Rhulani Road
  • Three lionesses and seven cubs of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Madash Road
  • Eight wild dogs hunting impalas close to Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Kraaines Pan
  • One buffalo bull resting on Sixes Road

 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
(32ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ximungwe Road
  • Three Birmingham male lions and the Nkuhuma pride resting on Rhino Ring West
  • Young Ingrid’s Dam female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Rhino Ring North
  • Moya, the female leopard, resting in a tree on Kudu Drift
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting in a tree on Rhino Ring West
  • Moya, the female leopard’s daughter resting on A-Main
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Simbambili firebreak

 

Wild Dogs – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 19 October 2017
(36ºC)

  • Four buffalo bulls resting on Ellie Carcass Road
  • Young Ingrid’s Dam female leopard still feeding on her impala kill
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-Main Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP open area
  • One Birmingham male lion, three lionesses and ten cubs of the Styx pride resting at Mhisi Mati
  • Shadow, the female leopard, scent marking around Baboon Pan

 

Friday, 20 October 2017
(31ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard’s daughter, resting on Milkberry Road
  • Seven buffalo bulls drinking water at Serengeti Pan
  • Two Birmingham male lions, five lionesses and nine cubs drinking water at Big Dam
  • Nsele, the female leopard resting on Robson’s boundary
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-Main
  • Young Ingrid’s Dam female leopard finishing the remains of the impala kill on Rhino Ring North
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rocky Road
  • A pack of five wild dogs running west on A-Main

 

Saturday, 21 October 2017
(28ºC)

  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions, five lionesses and eight cubs resting on Mfezi Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Tiyani, the female leopard scent marking on Sawmill Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main
  • One pangolin foraging on Road 7

Tingana the male leopard – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 22 October 2017
(36ºC)

  • One Birmingham male lion, five lionesses and eight cubs resting on Sawmill Road
  • One buffalo bull resting on Rhino Ring North
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on A-Main
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, with a duiker kill on Simbambili firebreak
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Francolin Road
  • Hosana and Tingana, the male leopards with an impala kill north of Treehouse Pan
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