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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

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A Living Classroom

Some of the best learning moments are often bundled in games, trivia questions and hands-on activities. For parents and their children, teachers and pupils, conservation education provides fun opportunities to grow and learn. Through funding received from Explore.org, researchers at Mpala have developed engaging and interactive material for use in class, at home and outdoors. Learners can

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Bat Chat Friday!

You know what would make this Friday, May 19th, the best? A Bat Chat with our favorite bat folks, The Organization for Bat Conservation! Tune in May 19th at 2 pm ET / 11 am PT when we go live with OBC director Aja Marcato in recognition of Endangered Species Day. Learn more about the different

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Will Researchers Find a Rare Chameleon in Malawi?

There are many different species spread across the world and some are more difficult to find than others. Now, researchers are trying to find the rarest of the lot.

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Africa’s Giraffe Population Is in Trouble

Giraffes are in trouble and, according to a recent story from Scientific American, the plight of these magnificent creatures has fallen under the radar.

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