Mark your calendars! Mpala will be hosting a live chat with Adam Ferguson this Thursday, March 23rd, at 10 am PST! Adam Ferguson is an evolutionary ecologist interested in the natural history, conservation, and disease of small carnivores (members of the order Carnivora < 15 kg). He is currently the head of head of the Laikipia Rabies
Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia, Kenya – home of explore’s Africa Cams – has a new director, scientist and naturalist Dino J. Martins. His career has focused on fostering greater awareness for science and research and their connections to conservation and human livelihoods.
Explore and Mpala Research Centre partner together to bring you our series of Africa Cams. The cams feature many stars, and perhaps none more famous than the families of majestic elephants. We present you an exciting guest blog by Mpala camera operator and elephant fanatic Suzie, whose handle is CamOpEle:
Grooming is a major activity for social animals – horses, lions, humans, and many other animals regularly clean their fur, scales, feathers, and skin. Grooming serves a social purpose, allowing animals to bond and build relationships. It’s mutually beneficial, grows feeling of trust and loyalty, and establishes hierarchies.