Big 5 Sightings 07-13 December 2020

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Tortoise Pan, the male leopard

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, mating with Tiyani, the female leopard.  If all goes well, we might welcome some new cubs early next year.

 

Monday, 07 December 2020

(32°C)

A pack of eighteen African Wild Dogs hunting impala on Eastern Bank Manyeleti

The Ximungwe lioness and her cub feeding on an African Wild Dog kill on Mehluane open area

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking east of Simbambili Dam

A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North

Tiyani, the female leopard, scent marking at PU Corner

A pack of sixteen African Wild Dogs feeding on an impala kill on A-Main

Moya, the female leopard, scent marking on Grasscut Road

 

Tuesday, 08 December 2020

(30°C)

Xidulu, the female leopard, resting at Pommies Pan

Tiyani, the female leopard, scent marking on the firebreak

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, scent marking on Seepline West

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Robsons Boundary

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking on Zebra Drive

A pack of eighteen African Wild Dogs resting on A-Main

 

Ximungwe lioness and cub

 

Wednesday, 09 December 2020

(31°C)

A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Grasscut Road

Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on Seepline East

Four African Wild Dogs resting on MMM North

Moya, the female leopard, scent marking along A-Main

Ndzutini, the female leopard, scent marking close to PU Pan

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, scent marking along Mfezi Road

Xidulu, the female leopard, resting at Red Dam

 

Thursday, 10 December 2020

(33°C)

 Two buffalo bulls resting at Pungwe Pan

A breeding herd of ten elephants feeding on EP open area

Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on EP driveway

One Avoca male lion resting at Buff Pan

Three lionesses of the Nkuhuma pride walking along Zebra Drive

 

Friday, 11 December 2020

(39°C)

The Ximungwe lioness and her cub drinking water at Simbambili Dam

One elephant bull feeding in Serengeti Crossing

Tiyani, the female leopard, still feeding on the impala kill on our driveway

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Big Dam

 

Saturday, 12 December 2020

(40°C, 7mm rain)

The Nkuhuma lion pride resting south of Mfezi open area

One female elephant feeding on Southern Fork

Xidulu, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound on Central Road

 

African Wild Dog

 

Sunday, 13 December 2020

(38°C)

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, and Tiyani, the female leopard mating in Shirley’s Crossing

A breeding herd of 6 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North

Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on a termite mound close to Boundary Pan

A breeding herd of 8 elephants feeding on Horseshoe open area

The Nkuhuma lion pride resting close to EP/Manyeleti Crossing

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