The Big 5 highlight of the week was to witness the spectacular interaction between a pack of wild dogs and the resident hyena clan
 

A pack of Wild dogs and the resident Hyena clan – Morné Fouché

Monday, 11 December 2017
(28ºC)

  • Hosana, the young male leopard and Kuchava, the female leopard having a standoff on One Eye Pan Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions still feeding on the two buffalo kills on Methlowani open area
  • A breeding herd of about sixty elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Ten cubs of the Styx pride of lions resting on MMM South
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Xinzele Road
     
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
(27ºC, 13mm)
 
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions still feeding on the two buffalo kills around Methlowani open area
  • Ingrid Dam female leopard and her cub resting in a Marula tree on Sixes Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting close to Serengeti/Manyeleti Crossing
  • One lioness and six cubs of the Styx pride of lions resting on Gowrie Main
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffaloes resting at Simbambili Dam

 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
(27ºC, 1.5mm rain)

  • Eleven wild dogs having a stand off with ten hyenas on Shirley’s Crossing Road
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on MMM North Road
  • A breeding herd of about 100 buffaloes feeding on One Eye Pan Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Methlowani Road

    An Elephant eye – Morné Fouché

     

Thursday, 14 December 2017
(29ºC)

  • Two Birmingham male lions drinking water at Baboon Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult South
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Serengeti open area
  • One elephants bull feeding on Wetpatch Road
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on One Eye Pan open area
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Eastern Bank Manyeleti
  • The young Ingrid Dam female leopard resting at 2nd Windmill Pan
     
Friday, 15 December 2017
(27ºC)
 
  • One elephant bull feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • Moya, the female leopard resting on a termite hill on A-main Road
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on A-main Road
  • A pack of ten wild dogs resting on Little Gowrie/ Hoffman cutline
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on A-main Road
     
Saturday, 16 December 2017
(28ºC)
 
  • Tiyani, the female leopard resting in a marula tree on EP Grasscut Road
  • A bachelor herd of about ten buffalo bulls feeding on Old Mhisi Kaya Road
  • Another bachelor herd of about six buffalo bulls feeding on Simbambili firebreak
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding drinking water at Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Simbambili firebreak

    One male lion – Morné Fouché

     

Sunday, 17 December 2017
(30ºC)
 
  • The young Ingrid Dam female leopard drinking water at Pommies Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Drongo South Road
  • One elephant bull feeding on 1st Windmill Road
  • Ten buffalo bulls resting on Rhino Pan Road
  • The Tsalala pride of lions resting at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Seepline Road
     

 

 

 

 

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