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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

All About Bugs!

Join Mpala’s Kids Corner for a special reading and live chat with the bug doctor! Entomologist Dr. Dino Martins, our Executive Director, will tell tales of these amazing creatures on World Environment Day, June 5, 10 am ET/ 5 pm EAT, and read from his children’s book: You Can Be an Entomologist: Investigating Insects. Insects

Fat Bear Week Quarterfinal Preview

By Mike Fitz The polls have closed on Fat Bear Week round one and the competition just keeps getting bigger. During Fat Bear Week, you can vote for the bear you think is the fattest bearcam bear of 2018 (learn more about how to participate). 409 Beadnose, 854 Divot, 32 Chunk, and 719 have advanced

Fishing By Snorkeling

By Mike Fitz To catch salmon in Brooks River, brown bears employ many different fishing techniques. Most simply, they wait, sitting or standing in one spot while salmon come to them. When particularly hungry, they’ll chase fish, especially in early summer when the salmon first arrive. A few bold and assertive bears will attempt to

A Hidden World

On any landscape with livestock and wildlife, the highest traffic can be found at watering holes. The most popular drinking spot here at Mpala Research Centre is the hippo pool, our home of African wildlife on Explore.org. Watering holes are an essential resource in the semi-arid savannah. They are the places where wildlife, herders and their livestock get water. On

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