04 Aug '11, 4am

インド洋大津波で1人生き残った1歳のカバの子を100歳の亀が面倒みてるという話が妙に頭から離れない

インド洋大津波で1人生き残った1歳のカバの子を100歳の亀が面倒みてるという話が妙に頭から離れない

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, and 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. "After it was swept 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 establishe...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2005/0819-hippo_tortoise.html

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