Big 5 Sightings 28 December 2020 – 3 January 2021

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Avoca male lion

Avoca male lion

 

The Big 5 Highlight of the week was watching one of the Avoca male lions fighting with a hyena over the remains of an impala kill stolen from Xidulu, the female leopard.

 

Monday, 28 December 2020

(38°C)

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, scent marking on EP driveway.

One buffalo bull resting in Pungwe Pans.

Tiyani, the female leopard, feeding on a baby impala kill in a marula tree on Koala Beer Road.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along Robson’s boundary.

A breeding herd of about two hundred buffaloes feeding on Ngala open area.

Another breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Leopard Drift.

 

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

(36°C)

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

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Madash.

The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting close to Big Dam.

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking along the firebreak close to Pommie’s Pan.

Another breeding herd of about one hundred buffaloes feeding on Makulu open area.

Cara, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound close to Pommie’s Pan.

 

Xidulu, the female leopard

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

(34°C)

The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Magic Willy open area.

One Avoca male lion and 1 female from the Nkuhuma pride mating close to Magic Willy open area.

A breeding herd of about fifty elephants feeding on Madash Road.

One buffalo bull resting in the mud on Kudu Drift.

Two elephant bulls drinking water at Arathusa Dam.

Hukumuri, the male leopard, drinking water at Boundary Pan.

Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding along Safari driveway.

 

Thursday, 31 December 2020

(37°C)

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

The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Tjololo Road.

A breeding herd of about two hundred buffaloes feeding along Marula Bult Central.

One Avoca male lion and one Nkuhuma lioness mating on Magic Willy open area.

 

Friday, 1 January 2021

(36°, 3mm of Rain)

Tiyani, the female leopard, mating with Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, on EP open area.

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Rhulani Road.

One buffalo bull resting in Shirley’s Crossing.

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking on Mehluane open area.

The Nkuhuma pride of lions drinking water at Seef’s Pan.

A breeding herd of about two hundred buffaloes feeding on Horseshoe open area.

Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari driveway.

One Avoca Male lion resting on Safari Airstrip.

 

Saturday, 2 January 2021

(20°C, 2mm of Rain)

Hukumuri, the male leopard, scent marking along Big Dam Link South.

One elephant bull feeding close to Londoz Drift.

A pack of sixteen African Wild dogs hunting impala on EP driveway.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Serengeti Dam.

Xidulu, the female leopard, being chased up a tree by 1 Avoca male lion on Seef’s Pan Road.

Blue Wildebeest

 

Sunday, 3 January 2021

(28°C)

One elephant bull feeding on Grasscut Road.

A breeding herd of about three hundred buffaloes feeding along Zebra Drive.

Saseka, the female leopard, being chased up a tree by 1 Avoca male lion on Big Dam Link South.

A pack of sixteen African Wild dogs hunting impala on Wetpach open area.

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