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Karen Paolillo

Karen Paolillo was born in the UK and raised by a mother who ran a small zoo at Woburn Abbey. Her father was a vet and she grew up with an assortment of domestic and exotic animals. Since her time in Zimbabwe founding the Turgwe Hippo Trust she has become known as the ‘hippo expert’, being called on by BBC Wildlife Magazine whenever they need a hippo question answered. She has also been featured in a National Geographic TV serial and has been featured on several TV shows including 50/50 in South Africa.

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In 1992, when her geologist husband was sent to a remote bush ...