Big 5 Sightings 4 – 10 January 2021

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African Wild dog

 

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 of about one hundred buffaloes feeding along Red Dam Road.

One elephant bull feeding on MMM North close to One Eye Pan.

One buffalo bull resting in Simbambili Dam.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along Southern Fork Road.

 

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

(33°C)

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

One elephant bull feeding on Drongo North.

Hukumuri, the male leopard, resting on a termite mound close to Arathusa airstrip.

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water on EP open area.

 

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

(38°C)

One buffalo bull resting in Knobthorn Pan.

A breeding herd of ten elephants drinking water at Knobthorn Pan.

One Avoca male lion and one Nkuhuma lioness mating close to Seef’s Pan.

Tiyani, the female leopard, resting in a Marula tree on Shirley’s open area.

The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on Makulu open area.

 

Thursday, 7 January 2021

(26°C, 41mm of Rain)

One African wild dog hunting impala on Saseka Road.

Two lionesses from the Nkuhuma pride resting at Big Dam.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding along Seepline East.

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

The Nkuhuma pride of lions and one Avoca male lion resting on Pungwe Island open area.

Ndzutini, the female leopard, feeding on a baby impala kill at Pommie’s Pan.

 

Friday, 8 January 2021

(34°C)

One elephant bull feeding along Safari driveway.

A pack of about sixteen African wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on Pan-to-Pan Road.

The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting close to Ntoma Crossing.

Ndzutini, the female leopard, feeding on a duiker kill close to Pommie’s Pan.

One Avoca male lion and 2 Nkuhuma lionesses resting on Arathusa airstrip.

Tingana, the male leopard, resting on Mehluane open area.

 

Saturday, 9 January 2021

(33°C)

The Nkuhuma pride of lions resting on the southern end of EP airstrip.

Ndzutini, the female leopard, still feeding on her duiker kill close to Pommie’s Pan.

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

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on EP driveway.

Xidulu, the female leopard, fighting with Cara, the female leopard, on Makulu open area.

 

Little Bee-Eater

Sunday, 10 January 2021

(36°C)

A pack of about sixteen African wild dogs resting on Zebra Drive.

A breeding herd of about one hundred buffaloes feeding on One Eye Pan open area.

Cara, the female leopard, scent marking along Horse-Shoe East.

A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding on Bush camp East.

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