WEEK IN PICTURES #57
It is time for another week in pictures selection where we highlight some of the standout sightings of the past week.
Let us start with some good news. At the start of the week Faka Nchovela was found moving through the thickets and emerged on the other side with a scrub hare in her mouth, but that is not the good news. We also noticed that she was lactating and her nipples were cleanly suckled which clearly indicates she has cubs! We have not yet found her den site or seen any cubs so they might still only be a few weeks old, some exciting weeks ahead.
Chavaluthu was stalking a herd of impala one afternoon, he constantly changed his approach as the wind direction changed and we later lost site of him. Before he disappeared he gave us enough time to watch him cross a few open patches on his way to the thickets.
Nkanyi was very busy this week and was seen multiple times. Like always she posed for the camera and went up several trees to scout the area for potential prey, she was seen once carrying a common duiker but no further kills were seen.
The Kudyela pride along with all 3 Machaton males were on the move this week covering great distances at night and made tracking in the morning slightly challenging. We also had 30mm of rain one night which completely washed away their tracks but they were eventually found. The pride enjoyed a wildebeest kill during the week but sadly a spotted hyena lost his life as the pride took the carcass.
The hyena den has been very busy with the 2 youngest cubs showing themselves more and more every day and so keeping the older cubs on their toes.
And who doesn’t love elephants?