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Hurray for Hippos! 

Today let’s celebrate the stars of the show at Mpala’s live cams—HIPPOS! There has been a resident pod here for decades. So established are they that surrounding communities and ranches refer to the location as THE hippo pool. Nestled in a bend of the Ewaso N’Giro river, this fairly shallow area with beaches on either

Two gorillas sit on a branch near each other in the GRACE forest habitat.

Preparing Gorillas for Reintroduction

When baby gorillas are rescued from poaching, they often need to relearn wild gorilla skills. They may have been in captivity or in poor circumstances for extended periods. GRACE specializes in helping rescued gorillas learn the skills they need to survive in the wild, with access to: Forests A surrogate gorilla family Wild gorilla food

African buffalo

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

The GRACE Gorillas Livestream, One Year Later

Last year, the GRACE Explore livestream came online for the first time, bringing a magical glimpse into the remote forests of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Now, you can head to the livestream any time, day or night, to watch the gorillas live in the forest or see highlights, when the gorillas have

Monkey Business at the Hippo Pool

Camera operator Lily caught this great shot of an olive baboon greeting the morning in full howl. She says, “I love watching the baboons get ready for the day just as I’m getting ready for bed.” Olive baboons communicate within their group using barks, growls, grunts, screams, and coughs. Adult males make a loud wahoo

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