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All About Bugs!

Join Mpala’s Kids Corner for a special reading and live chat with the bug doctor! Entomologist Dr. Dino Martins, our Executive Director, will tell tales of these amazing creatures on World Environment Day, June 5, 10 am ET/ 5 pm EAT, and read from his children’s book: You Can Be an Entomologist: Investigating Insects. Insects

New Born African Elephant

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!

Surgery in the Bush Saves Grevy’s Zebra!

It was a calm morning at Mpala Research Centre and ascari (security guards) were roaming around the 48,000 acres of semi-arid savanna ecosystem doing their normal patrol. The Explore.org live cameras around the Hippo Pools were showing basking hippos, soaring birds, antelope and other wildlife. Then a message came into the centre that an ascari

African Wild Dogs–New Litter Means They Are on the Comeback Trail

It has been an exciting time at Mpala Research Centre with the spotting of a new litter of African Wild Dogs! The species had all but disappeared from Laikipia County in the 1990s but thanks to conservation efforts had been making a steady comeback since 2000. At its height, there were over 300 individual African

Closing 2018: Leopards, African Wild Dogs, and Rabies Campaign

As we come to the close of 2018, Mpala remains abuzz with action including the return of the African wild dogs and more recorded sightings of the elusive leopard. We also just concluded the 4th Annual Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign (LRVC) with 14,575 dogs and cats vaccinated against the deadly rabies virus! At Mpala Research Centre

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