They had just finished feeding off a small warthog and had taken on more of pink colour, thanks to all the blood.
They are both in fantastic condition, and it is just a matter of time before a big male takes a serious interest in these two lovely ladies. The Machaton pride suffered a serious blow this weekend, as one of the older cubs was discovered being fed on by hyenas. We are unsure whether the hyaenas actually killed the cub, or whether it was a large unknown male whose tracks were found nearby.The pride regrouped the following day, and the remaining seven cubs were all sighted alive and well.
The Rockfig female was found around camp most of the weekend, and was actively hunting on the ridge above camp. I managed to get a photo of her on a large termite mound before she made her way past the swimming pool!
Yesterday morning delivered the highlight of the weekend, as we picked up a pack of ten wild dog lying in the riverbed just below camp. They all looked fat and content, and must have fed recently as you could still see blood on their muzzles. These animals are always a favourite with our guests as there is never a dull moment with them, and this morning was no different as they gave us quite a show in the riverbed before moving off to continue hunting.
What a weekend!
Words by Dale Jackson