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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

Mpala's green on World Water Day

Celebrating the Gift of Water

The home of African wildlife on Explore.org marks World Water Day 2018 with sights and sounds of a full and flowing Ewaso Ng’iro river. The resident hippo pod is safe on the edges as Mt. Kenya, the Aberdare Ranges and other water catchment areas empty the long rains throughout the Laikipia Plateau (our region) and other semi-arid zones,

African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) - Photo Credit: Rob Pringle

Living with Leopards

Occasionally, a leopard will patrol the edges of Mpala’s hippo pool, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. Their easily identifiable spots give the leopard top-notch camouflage abilities in the sun-dappled shadows of forests and the bush. With rosette spots for camouflage, stealth and agile movements, leopards are among the most successful of the African predators. Although leopard populations are extremely

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Rescued Baby Elephant named Mpala the Playful

We are pleased to report that the baby elephant rescued here at Mpala Research Centre in mid-2017 is doing well. Her new home at the Reteti Sanctuary in Samburu is a perfect fit and in a recent report, Mpala the Playful, as they call her,  is jolly confident. Her happy nature has made her a delight

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Rabies Free Laikipia Helps Conserve Our Wildlife

Muddy roads, dusty paths, rough terrain, bumpy rides and long distances could not slow down the ambitious Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign (LRVC), 2017. The target this year was to reach and vaccinate 10,000 domestic cats and dogs in six weeks. In a region where pastoralists, farmers and local communities interface with wildlife, rabies has in the past

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