A turtle adopts a hippo

6 Jan

This is just to darn cute not to share:

A 120-year-old giant tortoise living in a Kenyan wildlife sanctuary has become inseparable from a baby hippo.

Owen, the one-year-old hippo calf, was rescued by game wardens last month.

He was suffering from dehydration and had been separated from his herd in a river that drains into the Indian Ocean.

"When we released Owen into the enclosure, he lumbered to the tortoise which has a dark grey colour similar to grown up hippos," Sabine Baer, rehabilitation and ecosystems manager at the park, said.

Link: Stray hippo finds unlikey new mother.

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