We have received some good rain this past week and the bush is looking beautifully lush and it’s almost as if the wildlife (and us) have an extra spring in their step. General sightings and bird sightings have been awesome again this week, especially with the lovely green backdrop!
On the leopard front – Xovonekela was seen mating with Scotia again this week. After mating, they took a drink and rested in the shade.
The ever-impressive White Dam male managed to take down a young impala over the weekend. He had his fill and then slept it off, still in close proximity to his prize.
We came across the Msuthlu female lazing around in a dead Marula tree, she then descended the tree, elegantly making her way through the shrub before being chased up another Marula tree by 3 pesky hyenas. She took the time to scan her surroundings and have a little nap.
A couple of days later we located Maxabeni who was feeding on his warthog kill, with the Msuthlu female watching from a safe distance.
The Southern Pride have been seen this week. They had been on the prowl but were not successful and decided to rest in a shady spot before it got too hot.
We end this week’s highlights with a sighting of 2 young male lions who we believe are the young Talamati lions who have been on the move in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Until next time…