Weekly Big 5 Sightings 19 – 25 February 2024

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Tortoise Pan, Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Monday 19 February 2024

(31°C)

  • Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard playing around Second Windmill.
  • A breeding herd of eight African elephants feeding on Marula Belt West.
  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard mobile South on Second Windmill Road.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of three lioness mobile East from Arathusa Main Road.
  • One Cape buffalo bull wallowing South of Tamboti Crossing.
  • One African elephant bull mobile West from Arathusa Safari Airstrip.

Tuesday 20 February 2024

(34°C)

  • The Northern Avoca male lion and four Nkuhuma male lions mobile West on the Fenceline past Elephant Plains Driveway.
  • A pack of four African wild dogs mobile East from Jacana Open Area.
  • Langa, the female leopard finishing off the remains of an impala ram kill in a marula tree East of Arathusa Safari Airstrip.
  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard stationary at the mud wallows West of Tamboti Open.
  • A small herd of two African elephants mobile East from Leopard Drift.

Wednesday 21 February 2024

(37°C)

  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard stationary in a Tamboti tree with a stolen impala kill and Laluka, the female leopard stationary in another Tamboti tree off of Hawk Eagle Road.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of six lioness and one sub adult male stationary on Sawmill Road.
  • A breeding herd of sixteen African elephants mobile East from Leeukuil Pan.
  • A breeding herd of approximately one hundred and fifty Cape buffalo stationary on Saseka junction Londolozi Boundary.
  • Tlalamba, the female leopard feeding on a scrub hare kill North of Vuyatela Access.
  • The Talamati Breakaways consisting of one adult lioness, one sub adult lioness and one sub adult male lion mobile East on the Fenceline towards Morningside Entrance.

Talamati Lioness, Photo by Nicholas Greeff

Thursday 22 February 2024

(36°C)

  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard stationary in a Tamboti tree with a stolen impala kill and Laluka, the female leopard stationary on the ground off of Hawk Eagle Road.
  • A small herd of African elephants consisting of two individuals mobile East from Elephant Plains Delivery Road.
  • Nhenhe, the young male leopard stationary on MalaMala Main junction Gowrie Main.
  • Two Black Dam male lions stationary on Nyala Road South.
  • A breeding herd of approximately two hundred Cape buffalo feeding along Kudu Drift.

Friday, 23 February 2024

(36°C)

  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard stationary in a Saffron tree on Elephant Plains Driveway.
  • Laluka, the female leopard mobile East from Arathusa Main Road towards Grizzly Bear Crossing.
  • A breeding herd of approximately one hundred and fifty Cape buffalo stationary at Elephant Plains Open Area.
  • The Nkuhuma pride consisting of three lioness made a Cape buffalo calf kill in the Manyaleti river and the four Nkuhuma male lions chased them off of it South of Serengeti Crossing.

Saturday, 24 February 2024

(39°C)

  • A pack of twelve African wild dogs stationary on Grasscut junction Arathusa Main Road.
  • Tiyani, the female leopard mobile East from Horseshoe West.
  • Two African elephants mobile West from Big Dam.
  • The Nkuhuma pride consisting of nine lioness, one sub adult male and the four Nkuhuma males stationary on Arathusa Main Road junction Serengeti Open.

Cape buffalo cow

Sunday, 25 February 2024

(41°C)

  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of ten individuals, the four Nkuhuma males and the Northern Avoca male lion feeding on a Cape buffalo bull Silvan Open Area.
  • Makhomsava, the female leopard stalking impala West of Arathusa Safari Airstrip.

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