WEEK IN PICTURES #33
The pack of wild dogs were seen on an almost daily basis during the week. We were fortunate enough to move around with them a they nearly reached every corner of the reserve. A few impala were very lucky by escaping these hungry predators as we watched a few getting chased. As the day’s temperature rise their will to hunt slowly declines and like the many mornings before the pack then goes to rest.
A big male elephant like Ezulwini can easy take one’s breath away when he comes walking down the road and you have to move to give him right of way. He is an extremely calm male and an absolute pleasure to be around. He has a very calming aura around him which can be seen when time is spent with him.
The 3 little lion cubs stole the spotlight and a few hearts during the week. They were seen on several occasions, once without the presence of their mother but we soon left as not to stress them. She moved them around quite a few times this week, the are fast approaching the 10 week mark and will soon start to move around with the pride once they are able to keep up.
It has been a while since we last saw all seven of the Kudyela lionesses together, with a few individuals believed to also have cubs they have more important roles to play now. Some of the other females are currently with all 3 of the Machaton males which there were two mating pairs.
Faka Nchovela, after making her return, was seen on many different occasions. The latest sighting she was seen with a steenbuck kill in very dense brush, luckily she came out from under the thickets up on to a termite mount. She has really grown into a beautiful adult leopardess.