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    Stray hippo finds unlikely new mother

    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.

    She says the hippo's chances of survival in another herd are very slim.

    She says the dominant male in the herd will most likely kill him.


    See the cute pic here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew
    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.

    She says the hippo's chances of survival in another herd are very slim.

    She says the dominant male in the herd will most likely kill him.


    See the cute pic here
    that picture is just adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hippopotamus & tortoise = Hippopotortise OR Torpotamus ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmad
    that picture is just adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I kow ~ isn't it sweet I wish I could post pics in bizarre news but it does not work for some reason.