Big 5 Sightings 16-22 March 2020

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Xidulu, the female leopard

Xidulu, the female leopard

 

The Big 5 highlight of the week was seeing Xidulu, the female leopard, hunt a scrub hare right in front of our game drive vehicle

 

Monday, 16 March 2020

(25ºC)

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking along Londolozi Boundary
A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding around Rampan
The Hyena den was active with 8 pups and 3 adults
Xidulu and Cara, the female leopards, on an impala kill on Marula Bult Central
One Avoca male lion resting on Safari airstrip
One Avoca male lion, 1 Nkuhuma lioness and 3 cubs resting on Knob Thorn Open Area

 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

(29ºC)

Two Avoca male lions resting on EP Open Area
A breeding herd of about thirty elephants swimming at Big Dam
The Hyena den was active with 7 pups and 2 adults
Xidulu and Cara, the female leopards still on the impala kill on Marula Bult Central
Two Nkuhuma lioness and 4 cubs resting at Boundary Pan
Another breeding herd of about thirty five elephants feeding along EP Parallel

 

Buffalo bull in a mud wallow

Buffalo bull in a mud wallow

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

(31ºC)

Xidulu and Cara, the female leopards, still on the impala kill on Marula Bult Central
Two buffalo bulls resting on Simbambili Firebreak
The hyena den was active with 8 pups and 3 adults

 

Thursday, 19 March 2020

(28ºC)

One Avoca male lion, 1 Nkuhuma lioness and 4 cubs resting on Safari Airstrip
Hukumuri, the male leopard, walking along Safari airstrip
Moya, the female leopard, walking along Lowveld Link

 

Friday, 20 March 2020

(26ºC)

Xidulu and Cara, the female leopards, resting at One Eye Pan Road

Two buffalo bulls resting on Simbambili Firebreak

 

Southern White Faced Scops owl

Saturday, 21 March 2020

(23ºC)

Tiyani and Ndzutini, the female leopards, playing on EP Driveway
Two Avoca male lions resting on Safari airstrip
A breeding herd of about thirty five elephants feeding around Safari Dam

 

Sunday, 22 March 2020

(24ºC)

Xidulu, the female leopard, feeding on a scrub hare on Safari/ Arathusa cutline
A breeding herd of about fifty buffalo resting at Serengeti Crossing
Hukumuri, the male leopard, feeding on a scrub hare on A-Main
Tiyani and Ndzutini, the female leopards, feeding on a kudu kill on Kimbians Crossing

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