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Domestic Dog Survives Hippo Encounter

A frail-looking domestic dog was recorded on the Explore.org live cameras at Mpala swimming downstream before finding relief on an exposed rock metres away from the steep river bank. This may have been an attempt to get across, perhaps away from imminent danger. With the nearest human settlement miles away, it remains unclear how the dog ended up

Unlikely Face-Off: Warthog vs. African Fish Eagle

An exciting and unlikely sighting of a warthog and an African fish eagle battling it out marked the onset of the “short rains” —the season extending from October to December, here at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore. A juvenile African fish eagle could be seen defending the catch of the day when a warthog sought to

Spotlight on Big Cats

In a few days, nations around the globe celebrate World Wildlife Day under the theme “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat”. Here at Mpala, the home of African Wildlife on Explore.org, this important event will shine a spotlight on our mission to protect wildlife and their habitat using Science, Education and Conservation. Scientists are finding new ways to

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

Los Angeles Zoo Gets a Halloween Bundle of Joy

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens got a bundle of joy on Halloween with the birth of a hippopotamus. The calf, who has not been named yet, came as a surprise for both the guests and zoo staff. According to a press release, Mara, a 10-year-old hippo who arrived in Los Angeles late last year,

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