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Mpala Live Chat: Zebras Not Always Black & White

Zebra expert Dr. Dan Rubenstein recently joined us for a spirited live chat, answering viewers’ questions and covering topics like the Grevy’s Zebra diet, migratory behavior, mating habits and even their history in the ancient Roman Circus. Knowledge of these animals is growing and always evolving; Dan keeps us on the cutting edge of research

5 Best African Animal Lookout Photos Of The Week

Our viewers have had a lot of luck capturing great shots of many different animals on the Lookout Cam. Here are five of the best photos of the week, taken by our viewers. You can try your luck here on the live Lookout Cam and see what animals you are able to catch on camera.

The 5 Best Photos Of The Week From African Animal Lookout

There is a lot of activity going on at the African Animal Lookout. Take a look to see what animals you can spot on the live cam! Here are five of the best from the week, captured by our viewers! (cover photo captured by member uclamom)

Amazing Wildlife Photography from Our Fans!

Our Explore.org fans and Live Cam watchers (you!) have captured some AMAZING shots on our African Wildlife Live Cams. We’re featuring just a few of the stupendous snapshots from the past week here and offering a short guide to the African wildlife pictured below: Water Buffalo (Emily Echols Ginder) Elephants (Dac Man & suzie2013) Hippos (Mpala Live! & Emily Echols Ginder) Egyptian Geese (Dragisha)

Are you seeing spots? How about stripes?

Are you seeing spots? How about stripes?  According the San Diego Zoo: White with black stripes or black with white stripes? Zebras are generally thought to have white coats with black (sometimes brown) stripes. That’s because if you look at most zebras, the stripes end on their bellies and toward the insides of the legs,