National Geographic

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“When she was old enough, we stopped feeding Kapotwe and opened the doors of her enclosure. In the beginning she did not venture out too far from Chikuni. On the plain directly in front of the research facility, she found an easy way to get her food, emptying the fishing nets set by the local fishermen. However, slowly but surely she started to move away from Chikuni after a few weeks. First from fishing camp to fishing camp, but then she started to move away from people. Eventually she found a good foraging spot near Shoebill Camp, where the tourists can visit her and she is slowly becoming a local celebrity.”

Ralf Mullers