Big 5 Sightings 14-20 December 2020

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Avoca Male Lion

 

The Big 5 highlight of the week was seeing the Nkuhuma pride of lions feasting on a young giraffe kill.

 

Monday, 14 December 2020

(35°C)

The Nkuhuma pride of lions feeding on a young giraffe kill on Rhino Midden Road.

A breeding herd of about three hundred buffaloes feeding close to Big Dam.

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, mating with Tiyani, the female leopard, on Kuala Bear Road.

One Avoca male lion resting on Londolozi boundary.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding in EP open area.

 

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

(38°C, 55mm Rain)

The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting close to Serengeti open area.

Xinsele, the female leopard, scent marking along Saseka Road.

One Avoca male lion resting close to Arathusa airstrip.

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, mating with Tiyani, the female leopard, on Rhino Ring West.

Moya, the female leopard, feeding on a scrub hare kill close to Big Dam Link South.

 

Yellow Billed Hornbill

 

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

(25°C)

Xidulu, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound on 15th Crossing Road.

A breeding herd of 6 elephants feeding along Sawmill Road.

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking close to Scops Crossing.

A breeding herd of about two hundred buffaloes feeding on Puffadder Road.

One subadult female lion resting on a termite mound on Rhino Ring South.

 

Thursday, 17 December 2020

(27°C)

Ndzutini, the female leopard, scent marking along Elephant Carcass Road.

One Avoca male lion resting on Safari Driveway.

A breeding herd of about one hundred elephants feeding on Madash Road.

Tingana, the male leopard, resting on a termite mound close to Landcruiser Crossing.

The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on A-Main close to Tamboti open area.

Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on One Eye Pan Road.

Xidulu, the female leopard, scent marking along Lowveld Link.

 

Friday, 18 December 2020

(24°C, 9mm Rain)

The Nkuhuma pride of lions and one Avoca male lion feeding on an impala kill on Zebra Drive.

Two elephant bulls feeding on Star Chestnut Road.

Tiyani, the female leopard, resting in a marula tree on EP driveway.

A breeding herd of 7 elephants drinking water at Arathusa Dam.

 

Saturday, 19 December 2020

(29°C)

Hukumuri, the male leopard, feeding on a baby wildebeest kill northern side of Safari airstrip.

A breeding herd of 8 elephants feeding in EP Manyeleti crossing.

Tingana, the male leopard, resting close to Safari airstrip.

Three elephant bulls drinking water at Rampan Pan.

Another breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding on Sawmill Road.

 

Hukumuri Male Leopard

 

Sunday, 20 December 2020

(32°C)

The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting at Kraaines Pan.

A breeding herd of about two hundred buffaloes feeding along Lowveld Link.

One Avoca male lion resting at Tamboti open area.

Two elephant bulls feeding along Robson’s boundary.

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, feeding on a baby impala kill on Drongo South.

One Avoca male lion resting close to Big Dam.

A breeding herd of 6 elephants feeding in Eagle Owl Crossing.

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