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All About African Buffalo

Recently a healthy herd of African Buffalo has been sighted on the cams both at night and during the day. These magnificent animals can gather in herds of as much as 1,000. We’ve sighted a group of about 10 on the cams–which is impressive enough but I remember once seeing a herd of 50 or

New Born African Elephant

Recently at Kenya’s Mpala Research Centre a family of some 35 elephants grazed and played at the Hippo Pool and Tranquility Glade, the field adjoining the pool. Live Cam viewers enjoyed the special experience of watching a large, healthy elephant family with a new-born baby in its midst. The infant was about three days old!

African Wild Dogs–New Litter Means They Are on the Comeback Trail

It has been an exciting time at Mpala Research Centre with the spotting of a new litter of African Wild Dogs! The species had all but disappeared from Laikipia County in the 1990s but thanks to conservation efforts had been making a steady comeback since 2000. At its height, there were over 300 individual African

Closing 2018: Leopards, African Wild Dogs, and Rabies Campaign

As we come to the close of 2018, Mpala remains abuzz with action including the return of the African wild dogs and more recorded sightings of the elusive leopard. We also just concluded the 4th Annual Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign (LRVC) with 14,575 dogs and cats vaccinated against the deadly rabies virus! At Mpala Research Centre

Unlikely Face-Off: Warthog vs. African Fish Eagle

An exciting and unlikely sighting of a warthog and an African fish eagle battling it out marked the onset of the “short rains” —the season extending from October to December, here at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore. A juvenile African fish eagle could be seen defending the catch of the day when a warthog sought to

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