The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see the Nkuhuma lion pride having a stand off with a buffalo bull at Picanini Utah Pan

Nkuhuma pride having a drink – Dawie Jocobs

Monday, 30 October 2017
(29ºC, 2mm)

  • A pack of eight wild dogs resting on Sawmill Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding at Ekiso Road
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Rhino Pan
  • Thamba, the male leopard, resting at Chitwa Dam
  • Four members from the Tsalala pride resting at Grissly Bear Crossing

Tuesday, 31 October 2017
(31ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, moving north from Shortcut to Wetpatch
  • Four members from the Tsalala pride resting at Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their six cubs on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • Four buffalo bulls resting south of Grissly Bear Crossing
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding at EP/Manyaleti Crossing

Wednesday, 1 November 2017
(33ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main
  • Six members from the Nkuhuma pride moving south on Kuala Bear Road
  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with one Birmingham male lion on Mamba Road
  • One pangolin feeding on Shumunge Road
  • Five buffalo bulls moving west on Rhino Pan Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Nyala Crossing

Southern yellow-billed hornbill – Dawie Jacobs

Thursday, 2 November 2017
(34ºC)

  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride hunting a buffalo bull with one Birmingham male lion at Picanini Utah Pan
  • Fifteen buffalo bulls feeding on Shirley’s Crossing
  • Hosana, the young male leopard, resting at Treehouse Pan
  • Ingrid Dam, the female leopard, resting at Simbambili Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding around Ingwe Pan

Friday, 3 November 2017
(36ºC)

  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride drinking with their six cubs at Picanini Utah Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ekiso Road
  • Tiyani, the female leopard, walking east along Robson’s Boundary
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Sixes Road
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Nyati Road

Saturday, 4 November 2017
(34ºC)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard, drinking water at EP open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their eight cubs on Guarri Central Road

Young Ingrid dam female resting in a tree – Dawie Jacobs

Sunday, 5 November 2017
(30ºC)

  • Four lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting with their eight cubs on Bushcamp West
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding at EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Buff Pan
  • One female elephant feeding her calf at Central Road

 

 

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