WEEK IN PICTURES #24
It has been a while since the last week in pictures blog post was done, we had an equipment failure, but we are finally back on track and ready to share the highlights of the week.
We had phenomenal sightings this week and it’s tough to select only a few for the week in pictures but it all came down to lion, leopard and the gentle giants.
The Kudyela pride was split up during the week with 4 females moving together and the other 3 lionesses were accompanied by the young male. The 4 females managed to take down a fully grown kudu at the end of the week whilst the others were only seen with bloodied faces and full bellies. The Machaton males have been absent this week and we hope they will return by the weekend. At least two of the older females are showing signs of pregnancy and we simply can’t wait for 2018!
The two leopard cubs were seen during the week and because they are 12 months old now they have developed their own personalities are are not seen together as frequent anymore but alone and self-providing. They will stay at their mothers side until they are around 18 months old but they are already at that age and size were they move around by themselves and catch small prey animals, now that the impala lambs are around that makes a perfect target. The yellow-eyed cub was seen eating a scrub hare and the blue-eyed cub was seen moving through the thickets stalking anything it could find.
The elephant sightings have really been exciting lately with the young males showing a lot of interest in the vehicles and often throwing a branch or two our way. Many small herds are returning to the area after we had some rain during the last 3 weeks.
To end the week in pictures here are a few impala lambs…