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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

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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

Mpala's Camel Herd (Photo: V. May)

Camels and Cattle: Living with Wildlife

Laikipia’s heritage includes pastoralists and their animals living side-by-side with wildlife (teachers find downloadable lesson plans on habitats and communities). Every so often, a herd of goats, cattle or camels will be seen on the live camera feeds at Mpala Research Centre, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. Researchers here believe that coexistence between wildlife, people and domestic animals

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Mpala’s Charming Dik-diks

Dik-diks are a common and pleasant sight at Mpala. From the office block to the thick bush around and on live cameras at Explore.org, dik-dik couples can be seen quietly chewing on a variety of plants. Dik-diks are browsers, feeding on a diet consistently high in fermentable and digestible plant material. The adorable couples are

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Rescued Baby Elephant named Mpala the Playful

We are pleased to report that the baby elephant rescued here at Mpala Research Centre in mid-2017 is doing well. Her new home at the Reteti Sanctuary in Samburu is a perfect fit and in a recent report, Mpala the Playful, as they call her,  is jolly confident. Her happy nature has made her a delight

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