Having found a large elephant as he was finishing having a drink, he then began to spray himself with mud in order to coat his skin in an attempt to prevent flies from biting him as well as to cool himself down on a hot summer’s afternoon. He then ambles over to have a long feed on some of the lush long grass on the edge of a termite mound.
Being down in the open grasslands, there was a chance of finding the Ostrich Family too but we didn’t realise that it would be so soon after leaving the elephant. The five females cruise through in a group slowly feeding as they go. We are unsure of where the other Ostrich Family is with the chicks, they have not been seen for quite a while.
After hearing over the radio that there were potentially two leopards together that could be mating, we make that our mission to try and find them again. Getting into the area we have to rely on hearing them in order to find them, as the grass and vegetation are too long and lush to be able to simply spot them from the road. Lucky for us the female who turned out to be the Plaque Rock Female was resting up in a tree making it easy for her to be spotted. Over the rest of the afternoon, we try our best to watch her mate with the Maxim’s Male, but they keep themselves concealed in the undergrowth and so we enjoy the sighting for all the sounds around us.
Enjoy this Week in Video…
A pretty young playful female found along the river to the east of camp
Fairly skittish male that is presumed to have come from the Kruger National Park.
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