Big 5 Sightings 11 – 17 January 2021

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Hukumuri, the male leopard

 

The Big 5 Highlight of the week was watching Hukumuri, the male leopard, hunting a warthog close to Arathusa airstrip.

 

Monday, 11 January 2021

(34°C)

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking close to Big Dam.

Two buffalo bulls resting in Rhino Pan.

Two Avoca male lions resting close to Big Dam.

Xidulu, the female leopard, scent marking along MMM South.

A breeding herd of about 20 elephants drinking water at Boundary Pan.

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, stalking impala on Saseka Road.

 

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

(32°C)

The Nkuhuma pride of lions and 1 Avoca male lion resting close to Leopard Drift.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding in Shirley’s Crossing.

Moya, the female leopard, scent marking along EP/Arathusa Cutline.

Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Guarri Central.

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, resting on Drongo North.

A pack of sixteen African wild dogs resting at Treehouse Pan.

 

Elephant bull

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

(34°C)

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

The Nkuhuma pride of lions and 2 Avoca male lions resting close to Big Dam.

Two elephant bulls feeding on EP open area.

One buffalo bull resting on Madash Road.

Ndzutini, the female leopard, resting in Scops Crossing.

 

Thursday, 14 January 2021

(33°C)

Ndzutini, the female leopard, scent marking along EP driveway.

One elephant bull feeding on Rocky Road.

Cara, the female leopard, feeding on a jackal kill on Makulu open area.

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

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Leeuwkuil Pan.

Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill in Land Cruiser Crossing.  

 

Friday, 15 January 2021

(34°C)

One Avoca male lion resting on EP airstrip.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Marula Bult.

Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at Land Cruiser Crossing.

Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Seepline East.

Ndzutini, the female leopard scent marking along Xinsele Road.

One Avoca male lion resting on Arathusa airstrip.

 

Saturday, 16 January 2021

(36°C, 18mm of Rain)

Tiyani, the female leopard, resting close to Land Cruiser Crossing.

A pack of sixteen African wild dogs resting on Parallel Road.

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Leeuwkuil Pan.

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

One buffalo bull resting in Simbambili Dam.

Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Ngala open area.

 

Moya, the female leopard

Sunday, 17 January 2021

(28°C)

Ndzutini, the female leopard, resting in a Marula tree close to Pommie’s Pan.

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on MMM South.

Tiyani, the female leopard, resting at Pungwe Pans.

A pack of sixteen African wild dogs hunting impala on Shirley’s open area.

Big 5 Sightings 22 – 28 February 2021

Big 5 Sightings 22 – 28 February 2021

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Big 5 Sightings 15 – 21 February 2021

Big 5 Sightings 15 – 21 February 2021

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Big 5 Sightings 25 – 31 January 2021

Big 5 Sightings 25 – 31 January 2021

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Big 5 Sightings 18 – 24 January 2021

Big 5 Sightings 18 – 24 January 2021

  The Big 5 Highlight of the week was watching Ndzutini, the female leopard, and Cara, the female leopard, fighting in Makulu open area.   Monday, 18 January 2021 (30°C) Four buffalo bulls resting in the water at Rhino Pan. A breeding herd of about thirty...

Big 5 Sightings 4 – 10 January 2021

Big 5 Sightings 4 – 10 January 2021

  The Highlight of the week was seeing the African wild dogs back in action whilst they were hunting some impala.   Monday, 4 January 2021 (31°C) Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, and Xidulu, the female leopard, resting in Kimbeon’s Crossing. A breeding herd...

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