hippo and tortoise family.

"Much of life can never be explained but only witnessed."

- Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

A baby hippopotamus pictured above survived the tsunami waves that swept the Kenyan coast swimming on the back of a one hundred year old tortoise.

The hippo, named Owen, has accepted the tortoise, a male, as mother. "It is incredible. A-less-than- a-year-old hippo has adopted as a parent a male tortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems to be very happy with being a mother," ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Lafarge Park, told AFP.

male tortoise and baby hippo, mom and child in kenya.


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