Nothing quite like starting the week off stuck in traffic… but not the kind of traffic that makes you cringe, the kind you could get used to.
After finishing off his impala kill under the watchful eye of a jealous hyena, Maxabeni was seen walking through his territory.
We have had many sightings of mating leopards this past week.
The N’weti male and Ndzanzeni female seemed to be in a bit of a love-hate relationship. The male approached the female and lashed out at her, presumably asserting his dominance but just a few minutes later they went on to mate.
At 12 years of age, the Xovonekela male was seen mating with the Scotia female. With the gestation period of leopards being only approximately 3 months, we will wait in anticipation to see if the mating sessions were successful.
Kevin and his guests were in luck as they were following the Msuthlu female leopard one morning when she managed to grab a light meal for breakfast in the form of a scrub hare.
With the morning temperatures starting to rise, this bull elephant was preparing himself for the heat of the day with a quick mud bath, while another bull stretched for the top branches of a tree to feed on some of the nutritious leaves higher up.
A small breeding herd of elephants took to some shade, but this little one wasn’t too keen on napping.
A mother standing guard as her foal takes a little nap.
Taking in the start of a new day…
An unwelcoming stare from the bank manager of the bush.
A whole family of warthogs were running down the road with their tails in the air.
Not a sight that you will see every day, a young giraffe accompanied by a zebra were found browsing from the same bush.
The Southern Pride haven’t been up to too much this week – mostly lazing around waiting for an opportunity to arise to hunt. They did have their eyes set on some impala but decided the effort probably wasn’t worth it!
Until next time…