Big 5 sightings 19 – 25 August, 2012

Sunday 19 August 2012

  • Saw 5 lionesses stalking and killing an impala at Hamilton south
  • 1 Black rhino cow
Wildebeest sunset in Greater Kruger Park

 

Black rhino while on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge

Monday 20 August 2012

  • Saw 2 male leopards ( Watsakile and Tintaka ) following one another in a territorial dispute
  • 4 Male lions and Big Boy on Oxford
  • A big herd of buffaloes on Olifants rd
  • Saw the 2 male leopards again in the afternoon at Andries se pad still growling at each other
Giraffe cow at Ngala dam, Pondoro Safari Lodge

Tuesday 21 August 2012

  • The 2 male leopards, Tintaka and Watsakile, still continuing their territorial dispute with not anyone wanting to give way
  • A herd of about a 100 buffaloes on the Olifants rd
  • Watched in fascination as 5 lionesses chased a giraffe and her calf right past my vehicle
  • Saw a hyena female at a new den site on Misi rd
  • 1 White rhino bull
  • A herd of about 100 buffaloes in the afternoon at 8/9 cutline

Wednesday 22 August 2012

  • 1 White rhino bull
  • Olifants west pride at Steven’s rd
  • 2 Elephant bulls close to Koppie rd
  • Saw the 2 male leopards still growling and following each other at Rul’s rd
  • 1 Hyena mother at den site on Misi rd
  • 2 White rhinos grazing next to Misi rd
Hyena mother at den site, Pondoro Safari Lodge

 

Watsakile giving Tintaka the evil eye while on safari at Pondoro

Thursday 23 August 2012

  • 1 White rhino bull
  • 5 Lionesses on Mohlabetsi/Hearne cutline
  • A herd of about 40 buffaloes close to Mohlabetsi camp
  • 3 White rhinos

Friday 24 August 2012

  • A herd of about 40 buffaloes on the Hearne/Mohlabetsi cutline
  • 1 Lioness walking along the road close to Ringana dam
  • Big Boy, Noengu Mafazi and 2 lion cubs lying close to Huppel rd

Saturday 25 August 2012

  • 1 Black rhino cow
  • 2 Bull elephants close to Impalabos/Drifters cutline
  • A herd of about 150 buffaloes grazing along Pondoro main
  • 1 Male leopard ( Chavaluthu ) lying close to Leoparden weg
  • 1 Hyena female lying next to the hyena den next to Misi rd
Chavaluthu resting at Pondoro Game Lodge

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