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
Injured Elephants Treated in the Wild: Calf Rescued and two Adults on the Mend!
It has been an eventful couple of months at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore. First, we reported the daring dramatic rescue and treatment of a snared elephant calf in August, followed by a series of events along the Ewaso Ng’iro river that were triggered by the death of a hippo in the
Daring Rescue of Baby Elephant on Mpala
Wednesday, 8th Aug, 4PM Out and about at Mpala, the Living Laboratory and home of African wildlife on Explore, the Mpala Live team had trailed an elephant herd to a watering hole. In anticipation of World Elephant Day, celebrated every 12th day of August, we were in search of a good story to share with viewers on Explore.org. Sandy Oduor, an elephant researcher at Mpala,
The Sights and Sounds of African Wildlife
Every day, we see and hear snorting antelopes, buzzing bees, chirping birds and the occasional laugh of a hyena. The ever fresh grunt of a hippo in the pool remains the signature tune for viewers wishing to experience African wilderness from the comfort of their homes or offices. For animal lovers and conservationists, Mpala is a safe haven for endangered and threatened
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