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The Death of a Hippo and the Circle of Life

This week at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore, viewers saw a fully grown hippo laying dead in the water. For two days, other hippos swirled around their dead, perhaps in an attempt to get her up. The animals appeared to be grieving, a heartbreaking scene for viewers on Explore.  And a significant question remained unanswered. What

Lion King. Photo Credit: Stefan Ekernas

The Roar of Mpala’s Lions

The unmistakeable roar of a lion can be heard on most mornings at the Mpala Research Centre, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. Both male and female lions roar, a sound that can be heard from five miles (8 km) away. With the recent rains and an abundance of prey, daily lion sightings have