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Learn More & Get Involved · Mpala Research Centre & Mpala Wildlife Foundation
This cam pans about 120 degrees from the fever trees just to the left of the hippo pool all the way upriver to “Basking Beach.” The view overlaps with that of the African River Wildlife Camera, but with a lower angle.

African Animal Facts

Africa is home to some of the most diverse wildlife on Earth; there are more than one million species of animals on this continent of 11 million square miles. African animals are distributed throughout the continent’s deserts, rain forests, savannahs, valleys, and mountains.

Explore’s African Animals webcams are located in the highlands of Kenya at the Mpala Research Centre.

The Kenyan Highlands, along with the Great Rift Valley, are home to the “big 5” African animals (elephants, buffalos, leopards, lions, and rhinos) which draw thousands of visitors to Kenya ever year.

African Animals and humans

African animals have long been under threat from humans. The wild African landscape has been a favorite international hunting destination since the early 20th century. US President Teddy Roosevelt famously embarked on an African hunting safari in 1909 and killed or captured over 10,000 animals.

Although many African countries have created national parks or wildlife conservation areas, African animals continue to be targeted by poachers. Many of the animals in Africa that are killed by poachers are elephants, whose ivory tusks are sold on the black market.

The biggest threat to African animals is not poachers, but the growing population of humans. The African continent is home to over 1 billion people, up from around 250,000 people in the 1950s.

The demand and consumption of Africa’s resources and land has put severe pressure on African wildlife. Cattle ranches and farmlands compete with the natural habitat of roaming animals like herds of gazelle and zebras. Deforestation is a threat to the habitats of great apes in Africa like the lowland Gorilla and Chimpanzee.

  • grant: $450,000 - Mpala Research Trust

    To support the Mpala Live! project of The Mpala Research Centre

  • topic: african wildlife

  • location: laikipia county, central kenya

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This cam pans about 120 degrees from the fever trees just to the left of the hippo pool all the way upriver to “Basking Beach.” The view overlaps with that of the African River Wildlife Camera, but with a lower angle.

Mpala facilitates and exemplifies sustainable human-wildlife co-existence and the advancement of human livelihoods and quality of life. We do this through education, outreach, and by developing science-based solutions to guide conservation actions for the benefit of nature and human welfare. Mpala is both a 48,000-acre cattle ranch and an international biological research center. It is located in Laikipia County in central Kenya in the shadow of Mount Kenya.

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location: Laikipia County, Central Kenya

best hours: 6:00am - 7:00pm

time zone: Eastern Africa Time

links: Mpala Animal Field Guide
Donate to Research at Mpala
Conservation Lesson Plans for Educators
Mpala Children’s Education Fund

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NGO: Mpala Research Trust

grant: $450,000

location: Laikipia County, Central Kenya

mission: To support the Mpala Live! project of The Mpala Research Centre

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Learn More & Get Involved · Mpala Research Centre & Mpala Wildlife Foundation
This cam pans about 120 degrees from the fever trees just to the left of the hippo pool all the way upriver to “Basking Beach.” The view overlaps with that of the African River Wildlife Camera, but with a lower angle.

African Animal Facts

Africa is home to some of the most diverse wildlife on Earth; there are more than one million species of animals on this continent of 11 million square miles. African animals are distributed throughout the continent’s deserts, rain forests, savannahs, valleys, and mountains.

Explore’s African Animals webcams are located in the highlands of Kenya at the Mpala Research Centre.

The Kenyan Highlands, along with the Great Rift Valley, are home to the “big 5” African animals (elephants, buffalos, leopards, lions, and rhinos) which draw thousands of visitors to Kenya ever year.

African Animals and humans

African animals have long been under threat from humans. The wild African landscape has been a favorite international hunting destination since the early 20th century. US President Teddy Roosevelt famously embarked on an African hunting safari in 1909 and killed or captured over 10,000 animals.

Although many African countries have created national parks or wildlife conservation areas, African animals continue to be targeted by poachers. Many of the animals in Africa that are killed by poachers are elephants, whose ivory tusks are sold on the black market.

The biggest threat to African animals is not poachers, but the growing population of humans. The African continent is home to over 1 billion people, up from around 250,000 people in the 1950s.

The demand and consumption of Africa’s resources and land has put severe pressure on African wildlife. Cattle ranches and farmlands compete with the natural habitat of roaming animals like herds of gazelle and zebras. Deforestation is a threat to the habitats of great apes in Africa like the lowland Gorilla and Chimpanzee.

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