As we come to the close of 2018, Mpala remains abuzz with action including the return of the African wild dogs and more recorded sightings of the elusive leopard. We also just concluded the 4th Annual Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign (LRVC) with 14,575 dogs and cats vaccinated against the deadly rabies virus! At Mpala Research Centre
Domestic Dog Survives Hippo Encounter
A frail-looking domestic dog was recorded on the Explore.org live cameras at Mpala swimming downstream before finding relief on an exposed rock metres away from the steep river bank. This may have been an attempt to get across, perhaps away from imminent danger. With the nearest human settlement miles away, it remains unclear how the dog ended up
Wiping Out Rabies–This year’s goal: Vaccinating 10,000 Dogs and Cats!
Mpala’s fourth chapter of the annual Laikipia Rabies Vaccination Campaign(LRVC) is set to launch on the 18th of October. In a region where pastoralists, farmers and local communities interact with wildlife daily, rabies poses serious health risks. Every warm-blooded animal is susceptible to rabies, and it is almost always fatal after infection. Rabies is caused by a