“We are currently scouting places in Africa for her release back into the wild. It will be kind of sad to see her go, but we feel it is the best for her and the best for us as well. Check out these scratches over my face, yeah, I fuckin’ had enough already,” Jane Rainers, Ms Campbell’s trainer told National Geographic magazine.
After a series of horrendous attacks on maids, limousine drivers, taxi drivers and even armed policemen, the team of handlers and carers have had to put Naomi back into her steel cage before she is released into the wild next week.
“It was all going so well, she would sometimes even smile at people, and then it all went horribly wrong. She would lash out with her claws, growl and say the most horrid things, I guess all that training to try and domesticate her was fruitless. Well, now she’s going back to Africa and we’ll stick her back in the Savanna where she can roam freely. There won’t be a catwalk in sight just a few big cats,” Mrs Rainers added.
Two days ago there was a massive scare in New York city when Campbell went on a rampage after escaping from her luxury Manhattan apartment. During her rampage she was witnessed “slapping and biting” anyone who came into her view. She was later captured and sedated with a dart gun after trying to climb a lamp post.
The research team involved in the care of Ms Campbell highlights the need for further projects similar to theirs so that animals are better prepared for living in their
This could include reducing contact with humans,
creating opportunities for hunting and encouraging the formation of
natural social groups, while the animals are still in captivity.
researchers also raised the need for long-term monitoring of released
animals, so that success could be measured over several years. In
addition, Campbell’s handlers call for engagement with local
communities before any reintroduction, especially as most carnivore
extinctions were originally caused through conflict between animals and