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Elephants Run the Show

Mpala’s favourite watering hole continues to present fascinating sights and sounds of the Ewaso Ng’iro river. Of the estimated 100 mammal and 550 bird species in the region, including large populations of elephants and rare animals like the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and the African wild dog, this watering hole, better known as the Hippo

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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

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The Sights and Sounds of African Wildlife

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

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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,

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The Rains Bring New Life

Many animal species in the savannah have adapted to rain patterns, giving birth when it is wet and green. In the plentiful season, young animals stand better survival chances.  At Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org, elephants, zebra‘s, hippos, gazelles, buffaloes and other animals can be seen with their young traversing the lush

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