The Cat Report: 21 – 27 April

After petering out, the storm that is the Avoca males once again seems to be brewing. The three young lions were found in the south of Djuma early in the week making their boldest and biggest movement into the heart of the Birmingham males’ territory. After spending their Saturday lounging around they headed back [...]

By |2018-04-28T15:04:44+00:00April 28th, 2018|cat-report, Featured|1 Comment

The Cat Report 14 – 20 April

This week has been rather quiet on the cat front especially during the first few days where it seemed as if all the cats had disappeared off the reserve. Slowly but surely, as the week progressed, more and more tracks and signs of leopard began to emerge and then once into the middle of the week we saw [...]

By |2018-04-21T16:37:36+00:00April 21st, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report 14 – 20 April

The Cat Report: 07 – 13 April

The leopard drama of the northern Sabi Sand continued this week with some interesting behaviour on both the male and female fronts. Xidulu has been trying to mate with Hukumuri in the west. Thandi is still sporting an open wound but roamed freely across Djuma - moving back into the north western areas for [...]

By |2018-04-14T15:34:32+00:00April 14th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 07 – 13 April

Cat Report 31 March – 6 April – April Fools

With Autumn drawing to a close darkness shrouds the cooling evenings in Djuma. The roar of the lion, as the name implies, has not been heard for some time, with both the Birmingham Boys and the Avoca males attending to business elsewhere. The Nkuhuma Pride, however, moved into Djuma from the west. The prides numbers still remain one [...]

By |2018-04-11T09:18:18+00:00April 9th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on Cat Report 31 March – 6 April – April Fools

The Cat Report: 24 – 30 March

The proverbial storm that threatened to break over Djuma with the arrival of the Avoca male lions seems to have petered out into a rather mild drizzle. Three of the four Birmingham Boys came charging back into the northern section of their territory, roaring out their dominance for the world to hear and sending [...]

By |2018-03-31T17:07:03+00:00March 31st, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 24 – 30 March

The Cat Report: 10 – 16 March

There is something about the look in Hukumuri’s eyes that creates immediate goose flesh – terror, awe or perhaps disgust at his constant dribbling – I’m not sure which just yet. That said, his name which means Chicken Medicine makes him sound like a character from Monty Python rather than the antagonist in a [...]

By |2018-03-18T08:35:05+00:00March 17th, 2018|cat-report|1 Comment

The Cat Report: March 2- 9

(Taking a break on his march to the Djuma dam, Screenshot Credit: Gabi Hossain, safariLIVE, Djuma) HUKUMURI March 2 The plot thickens. Just when a healthy looking Tingana reappeared in the heart of Djuma, (taking a bushbuck kill under a tree by the Vuyatela dam) so did the steely-eyed [...]

By |2018-03-09T10:36:52+00:00March 9th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: March 2- 9

The Cat Report: February 23 – March 2

The Sabi Sand (Thamba’s serious look, Screenshot Credit: 30-Minute Fitness, safariLIVE, Djuma) THAMBA February 24 Thamba has still been gracing us with his presence this week. On Saturday we found him on the prowl- very carefully on the prowl. The young leopard was sniffing the grass and we [...]

By |2018-03-02T12:10:44+00:00March 2nd, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: February 23 – March 2

The Cat Report: February 16-23

The Sabi Sand (Thamba, his usual photogenic self, Screenshot Credit: zoom-with-a-view, safariLIVE, Djuma) THAMBA February 17 Thamba surprised us yet again this week as we stumbled upon him on Quarantine. This young leopard, although still needing substantial practice hunting large game, seems to be doing exceptionally well given [...]

By |2018-02-24T13:42:11+00:00February 23rd, 2018|cat-report, safariLIVE, viewers|1 Comment

The Cat Report: Feb 10-16

SABI SANDS THANDI (Thandi lying gracefully in the sunlight, Photo Credit: Ann, safariLIVE, Djuma). Feb 12 Thandi was lying in a thicket. Her cub was her usual playful self, bounding around and attacking Thandi while Thandi stayed flat. After sometime, Thandi rose and crossed back into Djuma, where [...]

By |2018-02-16T12:58:44+00:00February 16th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: Feb 10-16