Big Five Sightings 27/11/23 – 03/12/23

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Monday, 27 November 2023

(36°C)

  • A pack of fourteen African wild dogs, attempting to hunt blue wildebeest calves on Elephant Plains airstrip.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her 16-week-old cub, feeding on an impala lamb kill at Sherley’s Crossing.
  • A pack of sixteen African wild dogs, static on Kaya Manzi dam wall.
  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard and Langa the female leopard mating East of Pungwe Pan.
  • A breeding herd of about 20 African elephants feeding along Elephant Plains driveway.

Tuesday, 28 November 2023

(38°C)

  • A pack of six African wild dogs resting on Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard and her 16-month-old female cub feeding on an impala lamb kill along Arathusa Safari Lodge driveway.
  • A breeding herd of about twenty African elephants drinking water in the Manyaleti riverbed at Our Fathers Crossing.

Wednesday, 29 November 2023

(37°C 12 mm rain)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard stalking impala at Horseshoe Open Area.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard feeding on an impala lamb in a marula tree at Mehluane Open Area.

 

Thursday, 30 November 2023

(26°C)

  • Xinzele’s 15-month-old female leopard cub resting on a fallen over tree between Milkberry and Londolozi boundary.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her cub were east of Mehluane Open Area with two impala lamb kills.
  • A breeding herd of about five hundred Cape buffalo stationary on Cheetah Cutline.
  • Two unknown young male lions mobile towards Sussens Dam.
  • An African elephant bull mobile east towards Simbambili Dam.

Friday, 1 December 2023

(30°C)

  • A breeding herd of about five hundred Cape buffalo resting on Cheetah Cutline.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her 10-month-old male cub finishing off the remains of their impala lamb kill.
  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard on a territorial patrol along Zoe’s Road.
  • Langa, the female leopard resting on Zoe’s Road.
  • A breeding herd of about five hundred Cape buffalo crossing Gowrie Main near Little Gowrie Driveway.

Saturday, 2 December 2023

(33°C)

  • One Northen Avoca male lion and his four Nkuhuma sons sleeping on Free State Clearing.
  • Red-Hawk, the male leopard walking in the drainage line behind Jacana Dam.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and her 10-month-old male cub feeding on an impala ram near Pommies Pan.

Sunday, 3 December 2023

(32°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard and her 16-week-old male cub playing in the riverbed at Kimbeon’s Crossing.
  • EP  spotted hyena den active with four adult females and six pups.

 

Big Five Sightings 06-12 May 2024

Big Five Sightings 06-12 May 2024

  Monday, 6 May 2024 (27°C) Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the male leopard resting North of Arathusa Safari camp. A pack of three wild dogs, crossing South into Londolozi between Grass Cut and Big Dam Link South. A breeding herd of approximately twenty...

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