Saturday, January 8, 2005

Hippos and turtles make Anne a happy girl

I'm all for weird genetic engineering if it means I can have a pet hippo. I mean, I know there are pygmy hippos and all but they're not good pets. And if I could have a pet hippo and pet tortoises I would be the happiest person in the world ever!

hippo and tortoise

So when I saw this picture of Owen the baby hippo and Mzee the 120 year-old Aldabran tortoise, I almost burst with joy. Last month Kenyan game wardens rescued the hippo after he had been separated from his herd. Since being introduced into the animal sanctuary he has become inseparable from the hippo-coloured giant tortoise, although he will eventually be transferred to live with a lonely female hippo. (Full story / via)

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