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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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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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All About Mpala’s Reptiles

Routine checks that include clearing underbrush and troubleshooting installations and equipment on the Explore.org cameras at Mpala took on a chilling character when a bright green snake was seen on the live cams. The agile serpent was recorded weaving its way up one of the camera masts at the hippo pool. It was initially recognized

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An Update on Mpala’s Painted Dogs

Viewers of the live cams caught a lucky sighting of the endangered African wild dogs, also known as painted dogs, zigzagging edges of Mpala’s hippo pool some months ago. At that time several large packs were flourishing on Mpala and neighboring conservancies. From the home of African Wildlife, researcher Dedan Ngatia describes recent fortunes of our African