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CreatureXCreature Great & small [Jul. 21st, 2006|11:21 am]
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NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise, in an animal facility in the port city of Mombassa, officials said.

The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean, then forced back to shore when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, before wildlife rangers rescued him.
















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From: ilenebook
2006-07-22 12:02 am (UTC)
Inter species relationships..why can't people bond so well.
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[User Picture]From: doap
2006-07-22 10:55 am (UTC)
beautiful story, the last pic is so lovely
thank you for sharing ^.^

C Céline
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[User Picture]From: miya_fangirl
2006-07-26 03:49 am (UTC)
That is just amazing *___* I pray for humans to be able to get along that way some day <3
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[User Picture]From: violetcloud
2006-07-26 07:24 pm (UTC)
that is so cute! ^__^ who would have thought a hippo and a turtle would hit it off? hah!
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