Recently at Kenya’s Mpala Research Centre a family of some 35 elephants grazed and played at the Hippo Pool and Tranquility Glade, the field adjoining the pool. Live Cam viewers enjoyed the special experience of watching a large, healthy elephant family with a new-born baby in its midst. The infant was about three days old!
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
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
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