Male stork flies 14,000 km every year to meet his injured partner who cannot fly
Each year, in the month of August, a male stork whose name is Klepetan leaves his beloved Malena in order to migrate to South Africa. Malena, sadly, can not fly with him since her wing was injured by a certain hunter about 22 years ago. So, she patiently awaits the sound of Klepetan’s flapping wings in their humble nest.
Klepetan has been faithfully returning to Malena like clockwork every March ever since the last 15 years.
Local school caretaker Stjepan Vokic, a 71-year-old widower, adopted Malena in 1993 when he found her near a pond, injured by a shot from hunters.
This is what Vokic had to say:
“He went straight to the bucket of fish, which was empty because I was not expecting him yet, and only he knows where to find it”
“Then, of course, he went to the nest just like every other year. That’s Klepetan alright”
Klepetan, the male stork faithfully returns to visit his beloved Malena, every August.
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