WEEK IN PICTURES #32
The week started with high temperatures but to the end it cooled down and a downpour of rain was welcomed across the reserve.
During the week there were 3 male lions, one morning, roaring only meters away from Buffalo Suite and when relocated after a morning coffee to our surprise they were not the Machaton males. No clue as to who these males are or where they’re from or even what their intention is we kept on following them as they roared (they were moving with quite a pace through difficult terrain so no pictures were taken). The Machaton males were together in the south western sector while one male was mating with a Kudyela lioness.
A pack of 12 wild dogs was found one morning at one of the waterholes quenching their thirst before continuing with their daily routine. The pack soon came to a stop, some were lying down while some of the other individuals decided it’s playtime. Wild dogs can cover a great distance in a short amount of time and at times difficult to keep up with but luckily they gave us a break.
Thuli was seen at three different kill sites during the week. The first kill was a female bushbuck that she killed and she spent about two days there. The second kill was a female impala that she took down and was later joined by her sister. The third kill, not sure who made the kill, was not to far from the second and both sisters with their mother shared the kill.
On our way to the hyena den one morning we found eight members of the clan on the road nearby and spent nearly an hour watching their behavior. At the den the mother of the youngest cub was lying guard at the entrance of the den.
A female giraffe was seen in the process of giving birth. In the photo one can see the front legs and the face of the newborn, we waited patiently for her to successfully give birth but she eventually moved into the nearby thickets and disappeared.