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Injured Elephants Treated in the Wild: Calf Rescued and two Adults on the Mend!

It has been an eventful couple of months at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore. First, we reported the daring dramatic rescue and treatment of a snared elephant calf in August, followed by a series of events along the Ewaso Ng’iro river that were triggered by the death of a hippo in the

Red-billed Oxpecker

Oxpeckers: A Taste for Blood

In the savannah, most large mammals depend on the services of a common ‘grooming crew,’  the ever-present oxpecker, one of the most commonly sighted birds on our  live cameras. On Mpala we have red-billed oxpeckers and yellow-billed oxpeckers.  Where both species feed together, the yellow-billed are generally dominant. The birds perch on wild and domestic animals to eat parasites found in

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) 
Photo Credit: M. F. Kinnaird

The Sights and Sounds of African Wildlife

Every day, we see and hear snorting antelopes, buzzing bees, chirping birds and the occasional laugh of a hyena.  The ever fresh grunt of a hippo in the pool remains the signature tune for viewers wishing to experience African wilderness from the comfort of their homes or offices.  For animal lovers and conservationists, Mpala is a safe haven for endangered and threatened

Jane Goodall with a baby chimp. Photo courtesy of janegoodall.org

Jane Goodall Visits Mpala Research Centre

It was a special week at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore. Conservation icon Dr. Jane Goodall was here, spreading a message of hope for the next generation of scientists and nature lovers. “When scientists say it’s too late…that’s where I think they’re wrong. I think we have a window of time–we know that we

A young giraffe calf sticks close to its mother

Wounded Giraffes Treated in the Wild

Tall, elegant and with delicate strides characterised by an effortless ambling walk or gallop, the giraffe is a favourite animal for many people here on Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. The name “giraffe” comes from the Arabic word for “graceful.” One of the most distinguished of all African mammals, the giraffe is

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