The love story of two storks takes the internet by storm! 4/20/2016 •

The love story of two storks takes the internet by storm!

This wonderful and touching story originates from Croatia where a couple of white storks has been nesting for 15 years already. Every winter, the birds have to part but in spring they reunite again. We’ve been totally amazed by the story and bet you will be, too!

Malena and Klepetan first made a nest on the rooftop of a cottage 15 years ago. Every year, during warm seasons they hatch eggs and take care of their chicks in Croatia, and at the end of summer the bird family migrates to South Africa… This is what the story of the two storks could have sounded but for one incident which happened a long time ago.

Some hunter injured Malena. She survived but couldn’t fly anymore and thus cover a huge distance to Africa and back. Since then Klepetan driven by instincts has had to migrate to Africa without his beloved, but every spring he keeps returning to Malena and their nest. The story seems especially astonishing because monogamy isn’t typical of white storks in contrast to swans, for example!

The birds have brought up 40 chicks by now. When Malena stays alone the owner of the cottage Stepan Vokich helps her to make it through the winter. Even in summer he provides the birds and their chicks with 10 kg of fresh fish daily!

This year Klepetan came back a week earlier and has already started to prepare the nest for a new generation of storks.

Learn more with QuizzClub:

Isn't the story really touching? Share your feelings in the comments!

#Geography #Society

Your opinion matters

Interesting Facts

Unbelievable: snow falls in Sahara for the first time in almost 40 years 12/30/2016 • Johnny Crepaul

Sahara covered with snow is fantastic and there's nothing more to say. You just need to see this!

Read more


The most powerful photos of 2016 1/1/2017 • George Hovater

This collection consists of photos that capture the biggest moments in history. To celebrate the outgoing year and remember all good and bad things it brought us, see the most powerful pictures of 2016.

Read more

#Geography #inspiration #holiday

A very emotional video: children and adults give advice to themselves in the past 1/21/2017 • Dale

Ourselves in the past seem to us inexperienced and helpless. Sometimes we want to go back and give ourselves good advice. In this amazing video people from 7 to 93 years old send messages to their past selves. Watch one of the most touching video "How to age gracefully".

Read more

#Society #inspiration

Fantastical caves full of magical atmosphere 12/28/2016 • shari

There are so many beautiful places on Earth that have been forming for millions of years but found by people not that long ago. Caves are one of them and they are fantastic. Each of them has its unique little world full of magic...You need to see this!

Read more

#Geography #inspiration

Russian fisherman takes pictures of the weirdest fish he catches 1/6/2017 • David Wilkes

Roman Fedortsov works on a trawler and publishes photos of the most unusual fish his fishing net catches on Twitter! Roman has an impressive collection that consists of rather different fish from all over the world.

Read more

#Geography #animals