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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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Daily Dose of Love: Elephant Spa

Spa Day with Mom! African elephants spend the majority of their day foraging for food, but they save time for a little R&R. Elephants love bathing at the watering hole, mud wallowing, and dust bathing. Yesterday we glimpsed this mom and her baby giving themselves the full spa treatment. See more spa days on our African

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Baby Elephant Falls, Family Rushes to Rescue (video)

Fact: There is nothing more adorable than a baby elephant. Yes, fact. They’re bite-size versions of the world’s largest terrestrial animal, which already makes them a little more relatable to humans than their enormous older relatives. Plus, they’re just learning how to navigate the world; they’re awkward on their feet and with their trunks and

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Baby Elephant Roams Mpala (video)

A herd of elephants was spotted this week on the Mpala Live Cam. The star of the show was a sprightly baby elephant who stayed close to his mother.