בניירובי גור היפופוטם שניצל מגלי הצונאמי בחופי קניה, יצר קשר עמוק עם צב זכר בן עשרות שנים במתקן לחיות בעיר הנמל מומבסה
גור ההיפופוטם שניתן לו הכינוי אואן שוקל כ- 300 קילוגרמים, נסחף במורדות הנהר סבאקי אל האוקיינוס ההודי, משם נסחף חזרה עם גלי הצונאמי שהכו את חופי קניה ב-26 בדצמבר, עד אשר אנשי שמורות הטבע הצילו אותו. .
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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.
It is incredible. A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted 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.
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After it was swept away and lost its mother the hippo was traumatized. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim eat and sleep together the ecologist added. The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it followed its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise the hippo becomes aggressive as if protecting its biological mother Kahumbu added.
The hippo is a young baby he was left at a very tender age and by nature hippos are social animals that like to stay with their mothers for four years she explained..
" " Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.
. . " " This is a real story that shows that our differences dont matter much when we need the comfort of another. We could all learn a lesson from these two creatures of God Look beyond the differences and find a way to walk the path together.