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16 - 22 August 2010

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16 - 22 August 2010

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16th - 22nd August 2010

The injured male lion [Golf Course Male] was seen at Rhulani, resting under a Marula tree. He looks a lot better with his injured leg being able to take some weight, this lion has been following a few leopards around hoping that they will make a kill and he can then steal it from them. This young male will be able to survive if he does not scent mark to attract the attention of other males and if he only concentrates on finding food for now.

We have seen the Machingilane males in the eastern part of our traverse with a member of the Styx pride, trying to mate with her but not succeeding. The other two young males (Styx young male, joined by another nomad)  were spotted chasing waterbuck at Chitwa Lodge, but got away by running through the lodge. The two young males gave up.

We had such magnificent leopard sightings this week. We successfully tracked Nyaleti and her three cubs which we have not seen in two weeks. They were all lying on top of a termite mound in a row with a kill down below, some amazing photos for our guests. Mbilo also showed up and after a few minutes of growling and hissing they let her feed as well. Our resident female Salayexe has been seen often during the week.

Herds of elephant were seen at Safari Dam drinking, some were at Big Dam Arathusa while  at Simbambili open area we saw a number of lone bulls.

Buffalo herds have also been moving on and off our property, probably looking for water.

Until next time
The Simbambili team.

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