Big 5 sightings December 30, 2012 – January 5, 2013

Sunday 30 December 2012

  • A herd of about 100 buffaloes grazing close to Tora dam
  • A small breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding close to Mahlo rd
  • 2 White rhino bulls grazing
  • 1 Elephant bull drinking at Venture camp
  • 5 Elephant bulls feeding next to Main rd west
  • 1 White rhino bull
  • A herd of about 60 buffaloes close to Tora dam
  • A herd of 30 buffaloes drinking at Ngwenya dam

Monday 31 December 2012

  • 1 White rhino bull walking and marking territory
  • A herd of about 20 elephants feeding close to Deadend dam
  • A herd of 300 buffaloes feeding along the East/west cutline
  • 1 Male leopard ( Tintaka ) walking close by Nyoka dam

 

White rhino bull walking through Deadend dam at Pondoro Safari Lodge on 31 December 2012
White rhino bull walking through Deadend dam at Pondoro Safari Lodge on 31 December 2012

Tuesday 1 January 2013

  • A herd of 16 elephants feeding next to Kudu weg
  • 3 Lionesses and 2 cubs at East/west cutline
  • 3 White rhino bulls
  • 2 Elephant bulls feeding next to Pondoro main rd

Wednesday 2 January 2013

  • A herd of 200 buffaloes playing at Xikulu dam
  • A herd of about 20 elephants feeding next to Impala weg 1
  • A herd of 15 elephant feeding close to Huppel weg
  • A herd of about 100 buffaloes close to Kudu weg
Mother and calf on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge on the 2nd of January 2013
Mother and calf on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge on the 2nd of January 2013

 

Elephants with Pondoro vehicle on the 2nd of January 2013
Elephants with Pondoro vehicle on the 2nd of January 2013

 

Thursday 3 January 2013

  • 3 Male lions feeding on a buffalo calf at Xintowana rd
  • 1 White rhino bull
  • A herd of 15 elephants feeding next to Kambaku rd
  • A herd of 300 buffaloes at Kudu dam
  • 1 Elephant bull at Mangawana rd
Lion grooming after feeding on buffalo calf on 3rd of January
Lion grooming after feeding on buffalo calf on 3rd of January

 

Male lion on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge on 3rd of January
Male lion on safari at Pondoro Game Lodge on 3rd of January

 

Lion safari at Pondoro Safari Lodge on 3rd of January
Lion safari at Pondoro Safari Lodge on 3rd of January

 

Friday 4 January 2013

  • 3 Lionesses and 2 cubs at the 4/5 cutline
  • A breeding herd of 10 elephants at Nonwane

Saturday 5 January 2013

  • A male leopard ( Watsakile ) carrying and feeding on a baby warthog
  • A small herd of buffalo bulls at Drei tranken weg
  • Saw a male leopard ( Watsakile ) killing a big warthog sow
The male leopard minutes before killing a warthog while on safari on 5 January
The male leopard minutes before killing a warthog while on safari on 5 January

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