Monthly Blog Archives: May 2013

Ranger’s Diary: 19-25 May 2013

Sunday This Morning we came across the male leopard, Mvula on patrol, and then noticed Xivambalana, a younger male leopard, trailing him. Then, on closer inspection we saw a third leopard! It was Ntima, the leopardess. Xivambalana eventually lost interest in Mvula, and took a keen interest in Ntima. She had recently lost her cubs, …
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Ranger’s Diary – 21-27 April 2013

Sunday This morning we were eager to get out after all the rain yesterday. Our first sighting was of a herd of elephants. As we were driving, we came across the male leopard, Xivambalana. He was walking in circles, sniffing as he went – we can only surmise that he was on the trail of …
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My last three weeks at Arathusa – Ryan Johnston

I awoke with an empty feeling in my stomach. I knew it would be the last time that I would drive out into the Northern Sabi Sands. I got some consolation from the fact that the sunrise was awesome, which is common for this time of the year, but other than that it turned out …
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April 2013 Sightings

Lion – seen on 13 days Buffalo – seen on 23 days Elephant – seen on 27 days Leopard – seen on 28 days Cheetah – seen on 0 days Wild dog – seen on 4 days

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