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Grey-headed kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)

Unlikely Face-Off: Warthog vs. African Fish Eagle

An exciting and unlikely sighting of a warthog and an African fish eagle battling it out marked the onset of the “short rains” —the season extending from October to December, here at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore. A juvenile African fish eagle could be seen defending the catch of the day when a warthog sought to

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A Big Thank You From Mpala Live! — Home of African Wildlife

For scientists, Mpala is a living laboratory. For students, it is a classroom where lessons are alive. For animal lovers and conservationists, it is a safe haven for endangered and threatened animals including the African Elephant, Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffes. Through the technology in place, on the ground at Mpala and on explore.org, we

spa day

Daily Dose of Love: Elephant Spa

Spa Day with Mom! African elephants spend the majority of their day foraging for food, but they save time for a little R&R. Elephants love bathing at the watering hole, mud wallowing, and dust bathing. Yesterday we glimpsed this mom and her baby giving themselves the full spa treatment. See more spa days on our African

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Q&A: Africa Live Chat with Dedan Ngatia!

Great news! Mpala Live will be hosting a live chat with Dedan Ngatia and will need you to send us questions by Wednesday, April 19th for Ngatia to answer!  Dedan is a post-graduate student at Karatina University in Kenya with a lifelong passion for conservation/wildlife research and with a deep interest in carnivores and disease ecology. For his Master’s

elephants at watering hole

Days in the Life of Mpala!

While many of our live cam viewers in the United States and rest of the Western Hemisphere ready for bed each night, the animals in Kenya’s Laikipia County are just starting their day.  Home to nearly 7000 elephants and over 1100 species of birds, Mpala Research Center is dedicated – along with partner explore.org –

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