All the action this week revolved mostly around the leopard population. Lions were abundant, as were all the other ‘usual suspects’, but it was the leopards that really put on a show for us. For the numbers inclined among you, this is how many times we saw each of the Big 5: lion – 10; […]
Max Waugh – renowned wildlife photographer – and his wife were recent (21-24 Aug 2010) guests at MalaMala. He put together this incredible video, documenting the time they spent watching the Jakkalsdraai female leopard and her new cub.
It definitely wasn’t a good week to be a buffalo. We found a total of four killed by lions – two by the Manyelethi males, and the other two by the Eyrefield pride. Male leopards were in abundance, but the highlight (again) was the Ostrich Koppies female’s adorable cubs. They are growing in size and […]
The cheetahs came out of hiding, affording us a total of four magnificent sightings this week. No fewer than three kills were witnessed, and a further four were found. The Charleston lion pride came onto the property midweek, and the Eyrefield lion pride made an appearance at the end of the week. The Styx lion […]
It was definitely a ‘lion week’ this week, with plenty of hunting and fighting counter-balanced by a lot of sleeping. Leopards were also in abundance, enthralling everyone with their antics. The buffalo herd held their own in the face of constant pressure, and elephants were at every turn: drinking, splashing, eating and flattening every tree […]