Big 5 Sightings 21 – 27 December 2020

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Lesser Flamingo

 

The Highlight of the week was receiving over 200mm of Rain. With this rain the bush has exploded with insect and bird activity. Even some Flamingo’s were spotted wading through the dams.

 

Monday, 21 December 2020

(30°C, 50mm of Rain)

One Avoca male lion resting on A-main close to Big dam.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along Madash Road.

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking along Josie Road.

Another breeding herd of twelve elephants drinking water at Rhino Pan.

 

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

(32°C, 27mm of Rain)

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking along Knobthorn open area.

Two lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride and 1 Avoca male lion resting on Arathusa airstrip.

Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on a baby impala kill on Ngala open area.

A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding in Grizzly Bear crossing.

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, scent marking along Jerry Drive.

 

Elephant Calf

 

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

(38°C)

A breeding herd of about two hundred buffaloes resting on the firebreak close to Gaby’s Causeway.

The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Rocky Road.

Saseka, the female leopard, resting in a Marula tree close to Londoz Drift.

Another breeding herd of 10 elephants feeding on Ekiso Road.

Two elephant bulls playing in the mud-wallows at PU Dam.

 

Thursday, 24 December 2020

(27°C, 100+mm of Rain)

Tiyani, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound close to EP airstrip.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area.

Hukumuri, the male leopard, feeding on a baby impala kill on Marula Bult North.

One Avoca male lion resting on Londolozi boundary close to Big Dam.

 

Friday, 25 December 2020

(28°C)

Two Avoca male lions resting on Arathusa airstrip.

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on One Eye Pan Road.

One buffalo bull resting in Rhino Pan.

Ndzutini, the female leopard, resting in a Marula tree on Horseshoe West.

One elephant bull feeding on EP driveway.

Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on Ngala open area.

 

Saturday, 26 December 2020

(30°C)

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, scent marking along Saseka Road.

One elephant bull feeding on Gowrie Main.

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking along Arathusa airstrip.

A breeding herd of about two hundred buffaloes feeding along 1st Windmill Road.

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring South.

 

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard

 

Sunday, 27 December 2020

(32°C)

Two Avoca male lions resting on Arathusa airstrip.

A breeding herd of about two hundred buffaloes drinking water at Boundary Pan.

Four elephant bulls drinking water at Pungwe Pans.

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking along One Eye Pan Road.

Another breeding herd of about forty buffaloes resting close to Gaby’s causeway.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along East Bank Manyeleti.

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