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A young giraffe calf sticks close to its mother

Wounded Giraffes Treated in the Wild

Tall, elegant and with delicate strides characterised by an effortless ambling walk or gallop, the giraffe is a favourite animal for many people here on Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. The name “giraffe” comes from the Arabic word for “graceful.” One of the most distinguished of all African mammals, the giraffe is

Salvaging the broadcast equipment during the floods on the Ewaso Ng'iro

High-Water Drama at the Hippo Pool

It is the morning of Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, and from my desk in the MpalaLive.org control room, I have an over-the-shoulder view of the camera operators, monitors, and navigation tools. The Ewaso Ng’iro river is rapidly rising and the hippos have been relegated to the edges of the opposite river bank.  Fred and Anne keep tilting their cameras

African elephant (Loxodonta africana) - Photo Credit Tui De Roy

A Tribute to Dame Daphne: Conservationist and Elephant Activist

As we mourn the demise of Dame Daphne Sheldrick in April, her legacy lives on throughout the Kenyan landscape. Dame Daphne was a Kenyan-British conservationist and expert in animal husbandry. Her speciality was the raising and reintegrating of orphaned elephants into the wild. Dame Daphne dedicated over 60 years of her life to the protection

Mpala's green on World Water Day

Celebrating the Gift of Water

The home of African wildlife on Explore.org marks World Water Day 2018 with sights and sounds of a full and flowing Ewaso Ng’iro river. The resident hippo pod is safe on the edges as Mt. Kenya, the Aberdare Ranges and other water catchment areas empty the long rains throughout the Laikipia Plateau (our region) and other semi-arid zones,

Lion king

Spotlight on Big Cats

In a few days, nations around the globe celebrate World Wildlife Day under the theme “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat”. Here at Mpala, the home of African Wildlife on Explore.org, this important event will shine a spotlight on our mission to protect wildlife and their habitat using Science, Education and Conservation. Scientists are finding new ways to

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