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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

Grévy's Zebra (Equus grevyi)

Citizen Science Protecting our Wildlife

One of the most effective ways of collecting and classifying data is through the involvement and participation of members of the general public. Successful projects in biology, ecology and conservation have used the citizen science method. Every day on Explore.org, viewers participate in ad hoc community science by monitoring, recording and engaging in conversations about

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All About Mpala’s Reptiles

Routine checks that include clearing underbrush and troubleshooting installations and equipment on the Explore.org cameras at Mpala took on a chilling character when a bright green snake was seen on the live cams. The agile serpent was recorded weaving its way up one of the camera masts at the hippo pool. It was initially recognized

African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus)

An Update on Mpala’s Painted Dogs

Viewers of the live cams caught a lucky sighting of the endangered African wild dogs, also known as painted dogs, zigzagging edges of Mpala’s hippo pool some months ago. At that time several large packs were flourishing on Mpala and neighboring conservancies. From the home of African Wildlife, researcher Dedan Ngatia describes recent fortunes of our African

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WCC’s Courage Litter Puppies Officially Named

By Beth Bourgeois of Warrior Canine Connection Up until now, the eight puppies of Warrior Canine Connection’s Courage Litter — born in late January — have been known by the color of their ribbon collars. Not anymore! In keeping with WCC’s tradition of naming its puppies after U.S. Service Members and Veterans who have sacrificed so

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