Big 5 Sightings 1-7 November 2021

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Makhomsava, the female leopard

 

The Big 5 Highlight of the week was watching Makhomsava, the female leopard, resting on a termite mound after feeding on a Scrub hare kill.

 

Monday, 1 November 2021

(37°C)

Tiyani, the female leopard, and her 2 cubs resting in EP floodplains.

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on the Island loop.

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill close to Boerbean Pan.

Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants drinking water at Big Dam.

 

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

(32°C)

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

Four buffalo bulls feeding along the firebreak close to Gaby’s Pan.

Tiyani, the female leopard, and her 2 cubs resting at Kimbeon’s crossing.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Pungwe Pans.

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, resting on Red Dam wall.

 

Spotted Hyena feeding on a tortoise

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

(30°C)

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants drinking water at Big Dam.

Tiyani, the female leopard, and her 2 cubs resting on Tsalala Road.

Four buffalo bulls feeding close to Gaby’s Pan.

Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding next to EP Airstrip.

 

Thursday, 4 November 2021

(33°C)

The Talamati pride of lions hunting zebra close to One-eye Pan.

Four buffalo bulls feeding on Simbambili driveway.

Tiyani, the female leopard, and her 2 cubs feeding on an impala kill on Marula bult South.

A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Ngala Open area.

 

Friday, 5 November 2021

(38°C, Rain 3mm)

Makhomsava, the female leopard, hunting impala on Seepline East.

A breeding herd of 8 elephants feeding on Buff Skull South.

Hosana, the male leopard, resting on Robson’s boundary.

Four buffalo bulls feeding in Tamboti crossing.

Tortoise Pan, the male leopard, scent marking along the firebreak east of Simbambili Dam.

Another breeding herd of fifteen elephants drinking water at Leeukuil Pan.

Tiyani, the female leopard, drinking water at Leeukuil Pan.

 

Saturday, 6 November 2021

(39°C, Rain 21mm)

A pack of about eighteen African Wild dogs feeding on an impala kill on EP driveway.

The Nkuhuma pride of lions drinking water at Big Dam.

Xidulu, the female leopard, resting close to Red Dam.

A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Ekiso Road.

Makhomsava, the female leopard, feeding on a scrub hare kill on Seepline East.

 

Nkuhuma sub-adult male lion

Sunday, 7 November 2021

(37°C)

The Nkuhuma pride of lions with 7 cubs resting on the southern side of Safari Airstrip.

A pack of twelve African Wild dogs drinking water at Big Dam.

Tiyani, the female leopard, and her 2 cubs resting in EP floodplains.

Makhomsava, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill close to Boerbean Open area.

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