Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Today I watched a documentary about Owen and Mzee, the two-year-old hippo and 130-year-old turtle who became best friends in Haller Park in Kenya. Owen, the baby hippo, after being separated from his family by the tsunami in 2004, follows Mzee the tortise all around the exhibit. The park staff are worried that Owen acts too much like a tortise, and not enough like a hippo. He moves slowly, is not aggressive, and doesn't make any hippo noises. Owen thinks he is a turtle. But who can blame him?
posted by Jen at 12:06 PM |

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