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Closing 2018: Leopards, African Wild Dogs, and Rabies Campaign

As we come to the close of 2018, Mpala remains abuzz with action including the return of the African wild dogs and more recorded sightings of the elusive leopard. We also just concluded the 4th Annual Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign (LRVC) with 14,575 dogs and cats vaccinated against the deadly rabies virus! At Mpala Research Centre

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Spotted Hyenas Circling in the Night

It had been a long day tracking and recording spotted hyena prints left in the sand. Miquel Torrents-Ticó, a PhD candidate in Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence from the University of Helsinki and his assistant James Miliko searched for and distinguished hyena prints from those left by lions and bat-eared foxes, among other carnivores. In the company of

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Injured Elephants Treated in the Wild: Calf Rescued and two Adults on the Mend!

It has been an eventful couple of months at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore. First, we reported the daring dramatic rescue and treatment of a snared elephant calf in August, followed by a series of events along the Ewaso Ng’iro river that were triggered by the death of a hippo in the

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African Wild Dogs are Back on Mpala!

After a year-long absence from Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore, a pack of eight African wild dogs has reappeared! “Of course we are excited to see them!” says Dedan Ngatia of The Kenya Rangeland Wild Dog & Cheetah Project based on Mpala. Dedan is hopeful about the return. “The alpha female is pregnant. We anticipate seeing

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Daring Rescue of Baby Elephant on Mpala

 Wednesday, 8th Aug, 4PM Out and about at Mpala, the Living Laboratory and home of African wildlife on Explore, the Mpala Live team had trailed an elephant herd to a watering hole. In anticipation of World Elephant Day, celebrated every 12th day of August, we were in search of  a good story to share with viewers on Explore.org. Sandy Oduor, an elephant researcher at Mpala,

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