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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

Baby Elephant Twins Born in Kenya!

It is a rare occurrence in nature when an elephant gives birth to twins. Up until a few weeks ago, the last recorded elephant twin birth in Kenya happened 38 years ago! The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) made an exciting announcement at the end of May. “Now we have another set of twins! Paru, a matriarch

Citizen Science Protecting our Wildlife

One of the most effective ways of collecting and classifying data is through the involvement and participation of members of the general public. Successful projects in biology, ecology and conservation have used the citizen science method. Every day on Explore.org, viewers participate in ad hoc community science by monitoring, recording and engaging in conversations about

The 5 Best Photos Of The Week From African Animal Lookout

There is a lot of activity going on at the African Animal Lookout. Take a look to see what animals you can spot on the live cam! Here are five of the best from the week, captured by our viewers! (cover photo captured by member uclamom)

Come on In, the Mud Is Fine!

The water is warm in Laikipia County, Central Kenya, where our African Watering Hole Cam pans 120 degrees to get all the action. This cam covers the fever trees just to the left of the hippo pool all the way upriver to “Basking Beach.” The view overlaps with that of the African River Wildlife Camera, but with a