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an earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered Tsunamis around the world and orphaned a baby hippopotamus off the coast of Malindi, Kenya. Owen was rescued with the help of several villagers and taken to Haller Park, where he befriended 130 year old Mzee, an Aldabran tortoise. Some conservationists think that since Mzee is large, round, and grey, Owen may have confuzed Mzee for a mother hippo.

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Tsunami-orphaned baby hippo ... The tortoise acted as its mother. A cute book was written about the pair. Just wonderful

This baby hippo, in the wild, lost it’s mom tragically. But it found an old male tortoise to be its surrogate mother.