Turgwe Hippo Trust : Haven for Hippos

We save the hippos of the Turgwe River in Zimbabwe

Who is Karen Paolillo ?

Karen Paolillo is the Founder of the Turgwe Hippo Trust, she is an author and was born in the UK, but has lived in Zimbabwe for most of her life.

As a little girl growing up in the UK, I told my Mum that one day I would live and work with wild animals in Africa. At that time I was horse mad and anything pony or horse caught my attention and fueled my passion.

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What We Do

The Turgwe Hippo Trust is about saving the lives of families of hippos whose very existence would have ended way back in 1992, and helping those hippos to breed, have calves and live the lives they were born to lead as wild African animals.
How do human beings help such magnificent, wild and supposedly dangerous animals?

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Help the Trust

You can help the Trust to save the Hippos, what are the different ways ?

  • Adopting a hippo for a year or more.  This income is the  main “bread and butter” to run the Turgwe Hippo Trust.  Helping to pay the game scouts their monthly salary as well as Silas, Karen Paolillo’s  assistant.
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You will be able to choose the adopted hippo

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