The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the mating lions

One male and female lion resting – Morné Fouché

Monday, 20 November 2017
(34ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting on Ximungwe Road
  • All the Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Rhulani Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhulani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about seven elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Three buffalo bulls resting on Milkberry Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Shirley’s Crossing
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in the water at Serengeti Pan

Tuesday, 21 November 2017
(39ºC)

  • Two Birmingham male lions, three lionesses and six cubs of the Nkuhuma pride resting on MMM North
  • Eleven wild dogs resting at Kraaines Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on our southern boundary
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting around Scops Owl Crossing
  • Two lionesses and two cubs of the Nkuhuma pride resting on Rhulani Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Sixes Road
  • Six buffalo bulls drinking water at Rhino Pan

 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017
38ºC)

  • One lioness of the Tsalala pride mating with one of the Birmingham male lions at Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on EP open area
  • Tiyani, the female leopard hunting and killing a scrub hare at Kraaines Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Kraaines Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeing on Rhino Ring East
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on A-main

Hyenas playing outside our Hyena den – Morné Fouché

Thursday, 23 November 2017
(28ºC)

  • One lioness of the Tsalala pride hunting and killing a juvenile impala
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • One buffalo bull feeding on A-main
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in a mudwallow on EP open area
  • Kuchava, the young leopard female feeding on a juvenile impala kill
  • Shadow, the female leopard and Thandi, the female leopard having a standoff at Treehouse Pan

Friday, 24 November 2017
(27ºC)

  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Robsons boundary
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting on Ximungwe Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • Four buffalo bulls resting on A-main
  • One lioness of the Nkuhuma pride walking north on Marula Bult Road
  • Two Birmingham male lions resting on Rhulani Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Road 7

Saturday, 25 November 2017
(25ºC, 25 mm rain)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard scent marking around EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • The young Ingrid Dam female leopard resting on 1st Windmill Road
  • The daughter of Nsele the female leopard resting on Robsons boundary
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Wetpatch Road

One male lion – Morné Fouché

Sunday, 26 November 2017
(27ºC)

  • Tiyani the female leopard feeding on a young Impala kill at Pungwe Crossing
  • The young Ingrid Dam female leopard walking along Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • One unknown male leopard walking along Second Windmill Road
  • Tiyani the female leopard resting at EP/Simbambili Cutline Road

 

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