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
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
2018 has begun on an exciting high here at Explore.org’s home of African wildlife. This marks nearly four years since the installation of live streaming cameras deep in the heart of Laikipia’s wild plateau, along the Ewaso Ng’iro river. Over this time, viewers and camera operators have had enlightening conversations and insights with almost 100,000 comments.
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
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