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The Death of a Hippo and the Circle of Life

This week at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore, viewers saw a fully grown hippo laying dead in the water. For two days, other hippos swirled around their dead, perhaps in an attempt to get her up. The animals appeared to be grieving, a heartbreaking scene for viewers on Explore.  And a significant question remained unanswered. What

Egyptian geese

Valentine’s Day at the Hippo Pool

Love is on display, every day of the year at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. At sunrise, a family of vervet monkeys descends from the yellow acacia canopies by the Ewaso Ng’iro river. It is grooming time as the 10-50 individuals bond over a flea removal exercise. On the opposite river bank,

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

Mystery Swimmer on the African Wildlife Cam

Mystery Swimmer on African Wildlife Cam

“Well, I’m not a Nile monitor expert, but here goes…” Val from Mpala tries to identify our own Loch Ness Monster.

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Hippos in the Hippo Pool: Update from Val

Val from Mpala here. We’ve had a couple of questions about the hippos and the hippo pool. (And Val has some answers.)

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