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African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) puppies

African Wild Dogs–New Litter Means They Are on the Comeback Trail

It has been an exciting time at Mpala Research Centre with the spotting of a new litter of African Wild Dogs! The species had all but disappeared from Laikipia County in the 1990s but thanks to conservation efforts had been making a steady comeback since 2000. At its height, there were over 300 individual African

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

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Wiping Out Rabies–This year’s goal: Vaccinating 10,000 Dogs and Cats!

Mpala’s fourth chapter of the annual Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign(LRVC) is set to launch on the 18th of October. In a region where pastoralists, farmers and local communities interact with wildlife daily, rabies poses serious health risks. Every warm-blooded animal is susceptible to rabies, and it is almost always fatal after infection. Rabies is caused by a

African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)

African Wild Dogs are Back on Mpala!

After a year-long absence from Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore, a pack of eight African wild dogs has reappeared! “Of course we are excited to see them!” says Dedan Ngatia of The Kenya Rangeland Wild Dog & Cheetah Project based on Mpala. Dedan is hopeful about the return. “The alpha female is pregnant. We anticipate seeing

Egyptian Goose flies over Nile Crocodile

Mpala Highlights from 2017

This week’s sighting of a Nile crocodile at the home of African Wildlife on Explore.org was not only exciting but with it came memories of a great year that was. All through, 2017 was filled with amazing sights and sounds from Mpala. Mpala remains a safe haven for endangered and threatened animals. Elephants, Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, and

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