Love Story - Klepetan the Stork Has Returned to His Crippled Mate Malena Every Year for 14 Years!

Editorial | 4/15/2017 | Staff
kringkring (Posted by) Level 4
edited 4/15/2017 3:41 AM EST in Culture

On a rooftop in the village of Slavonski Brod in Croatia resides a beautiful lady stork called Malena. She was found lying by the side the road, wounded by a hunter in 1993.  Schoolteacher Stjepan Vokic, who found the stork mended her wing and took her into his home where she lived for years before he built a special nest for her on his roof. It was there that Klepetan, a male stork first caught a glimpse of his lady love, and he has never looked back.  

Every year, Klepetan migrates 5,000 miles to Africa, and always returns at the same time on the same day in March where he is greeted by the townsfolk.   This year, however, Klepetan was running behind schedule and was 6 days late causing fans of the stork couple to panic.   

He finally showed up:

and you can learn more about the stork couple here:

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