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This Week on Explore (2/16)

Wonderful news! The West End Bald Eagles have delivered a SECOND egg! We are so excited by this news and do you know who is even more excited? The eagles of course… This week we had not one but two live chats! We caught up with the Rangers at Katmai National Park and got an

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Valentine’s Day at the Hippo Pool

Love is on display, every day of the year at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. At sunrise, a family of vervet monkeys descends from the yellow acacia canopies by the Ewaso Ng’iro river. It is grooming time as the 10-50 individuals bond over a flea removal exercise. On the opposite river bank,

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This Week on Explore (2/9)

What an EGG-cellent week! We had the delight to see not one, not two, but THREE nests that now have eggs! Sauces Bald Eagles officially have THREE eggs. If you have been following this nest for the past few seasons, you know historically that two eggs are normally laid. With three, we are hoping to have

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OFSDS: Forever Fostering

We get a lot of questions about our program and why we do things the way we do them. We are not like most other rescues and there is a reason for that. It is because we deal almost exclusively with super seniors (those over 10 years old) and with dogs who are not perfect

A rock hyrax pup feeds while the mother warms up in the sun

Kissing Cousins: The Hyrax and The Elephant

A guest at Mpala and visitors on Explore.org’s live camera streams will be forgiven for describing hyraxes as over-sized rodents. The fascinating creatures look like adorable fluffy, well-fed rats.  Looking at them, one might guess that they are somewhere between big rats and small-eared rabbits. However, research reveals that hyraxes are not rodents but in fact, are the closest living

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