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  • Dawn Atiyeh

    Owen and Mzee, a hippo and a tortoise, nap together in Kenya. These two even have their own book - Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship. (Photo credit: Turtle Pond Publications /

  • Cathy Brown-Goforth

    A baby hippo found a new mommy in the form of a massive tortoise in Kenya after tsunami waves hit the coast in 2004. Photo

  • Ramona

    Touching photos of unusual animal friendships.

  • Madison Rasmussen

    Tortise and baby Hippo. There was a book about these two at my old school. The turtles name is Mzee and the baby hippo is Owen. The Owen lost his mother and found Mzee. The two are said to have been best friends and inseparable.

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