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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,

gathered students

Local Children Gather for Community Conservation Day

A little over a year ago, two boys were seen on the Africa Watering Hole camera throwing rocks at hippos. Explore.org viewers alerted Mpala. The boys were identified and our rangers intervened, avoiding a possible tragedy (hippos are Africa’s most dangerous mammal). Today, it is not hard to imagine the boys joining in the activities of

A young giraffe calf sticks close to its mother

Wounded Giraffes Treated in the Wild

Tall, elegant and with delicate strides characterised by an effortless ambling walk or gallop, the giraffe is a favourite animal for many people here on Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. The name “giraffe” comes from the Arabic word for “graceful.” One of the most distinguished of all African mammals, the giraffe is

Lion King. Photo Credit: Stefan Ekernas

The Roar of Mpala’s Lions

The unmistakeable roar of a lion can be heard on most mornings at the Mpala Research Centre, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. Both male and female lions roar, a sound that can be heard from five miles (8 km) away. With the recent rains and an abundance of prey, daily lion sightings have

African elephant (Loxodonta africana) - Photo Credit Tui De Roy

A Tribute to Dame Daphne: Conservationist and Elephant Activist

As we mourn the demise of Dame Daphne Sheldrick in April, her legacy lives on throughout the Kenyan landscape. Dame Daphne was a Kenyan-British conservationist and expert in animal husbandry. Her speciality was the raising and reintegrating of orphaned elephants into the wild. Dame Daphne dedicated over 60 years of her life to the protection

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