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African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) puppies

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

charlie with panda

This Week on Explore (12/7)

Last week, the founder of explore.org, Charlie Annenberg Weingarten, spoke at the Annenberg Space for Photography during one of their Iris Nights lecture. Watch below to learn more about Charlie’s inspirations, dreams, and goals for explore: We are thrilled to announce that we have a brand new sea otter livecam to add to the family!

woolsey fire malibu

This Week on Explore (11/30)

Earlier this month, both Southern and Northern California were devastated by wildfires. Thousands of structures were burned, countless families left without homes and loved ones, and several animals displaced from their owners. The explore.org community stepped up when we needed it the most and donated $110,000 dollars to SoCal Wildfire Relief. As promised, we matched

puppy love

Domestic Dog Survives Hippo Encounter

A frail-looking domestic dog was recorded on the Explore.org live cameras at Mpala swimming downstream before finding relief on an exposed rock metres away from the steep river bank. This may have been an attempt to get across, perhaps away from imminent danger. With the nearest human settlement miles away, it remains unclear how the dog ended up


Spotted Hyenas Circling in the Night

It had been a long day tracking and recording spotted hyena prints left in the sand. Miquel Torrents-Ticó, a PhD candidate in Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence from the University of Helsinki and his assistant James Miliko searched for and distinguished hyena prints from those left by lions and bat-eared foxes, among other carnivores. In the company of

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