Weekly Big Five Sightings 8 – 14 April 2024

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Red Hawk, male leopard. Photo By Nicholas Greeff

Monday, 8 April 2024

(24°C)

  • The Talamati pride of lions stationary North of Vuyatela Dam.
  • Red Hawk, the male leopard mobile East between East West Cutline and Hunters Moon Access.
  • A breeding herd of approximately thirty cape buffalo feeding at the junction of Elephant Carcass and Sawmill.
  • One Kambula Male Lion mobile West from Shirleys open area.
  • A pack of 3 African wild dogs running around and vocalizing at Shirleys Open.
  • Laluka, the female Leopard static on a termite mound off of First Windmill Road.
  • Pack of thirteen African wild dogs feeding on a Waterbuck carcass North of Cruse Camp.

 

Tuesday, 9 April 2024

(27°C)

  • Elephant Plains spotted hyena den active with three adults.
  • A breeding herd of eight African elephants feeding around Staff Camp Mati.
  • A breeding herd of ten African elephants mobile North from Shirleys Crossing.
  • Two African elephant bulls feeding at Gaby’s Open.

 

Wednesday, 10 April 2024

(30°C)

  • Tiyani, the female leopard stationary at The Rocks.
  • Langa, the female leopard stationary North of Arathusa Main Road junction Lowveld Link.
  • Nhenhe, the young male leopard stationary on Arathusa Safari Simbambili Cutline West of Southern Fork.
  • One cape buffalo bull mobile south from Bushbuck Dam

Tiyani, the female leopar. Photo By Nicholas Greeff

Thursday, 11 April 2024

(24°C)

  • Talamati Male Lion resting on the Northern end of Elephant Plains Airstrip.
  • Makhomsava resting in a tree close to Buff Pan.
  • The Nkuhuma pride of lions consisting of five lioness and one young male mobile North from Rhino Ring West.
  • One Kambula Male Lion stationary at the rocks.
  • Pack of thirteen African Wild Dogs playing around Jordaan’s Dam.

 

Friday, 12 April 2024

(26°C)

  • Herd of approximately thirty cape buffalo at Gabys Open Area with one of the females giving birth.
  • One Kambula male lion stationary on Mfezi junction Kudu Drift.
  • Laluka, the female leopard stationary in a tree West of Fifteen Crossing Road.
  • A breeding herd of eighteen African elephants feeding at Rhulani Pan.
  • Xidulu, the female leopard and Nhenhe, the young male leopard stationary on the dam wall at Simbambili Dam.

Saturday, 13 April 2024

(27°C)

  • Three cape buffalo bulls mobile South on Elephant Plains Driveway.
  • One Kambula male lion mobile West on the Firebreak crossing the Pungwe.
  • Elephant Plains spotted hyena den active with five adults, six juveniles and one cub.
  • A breeding herd of eighteen African elephants mobile South from Xihumbane.
  • Tortoise Pan, the male leopard and a breeding herd of approximately thirty cape buffalo stationary at Gaby’s Causeway.

Tiyani, the female leopard. Photo By Nicholas Greeff

Sunday, 14 April 2024

(28°C)

  • One Kambula male lion and one Nkuhuma lioness stationary at Pommies Pan.
  • Nhenhe, the young male leopard stationary in a Marula tree on the Firebreak West of Simbambili Dam.
  • The Nkuhuma pride consisting of five lioness, one sub adult male and the Talamati male lion stationary East of Simbambili Dam on the Firebreak.
  • A small breeding herd of six African Elephants mobile North on Pan to Pan.

 

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