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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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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

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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

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