hippo and mama papa in kenya. much of life can never be explained but only witnessed. inspirational writings promoted by brad kalita, founder of gathering light ... a retreat located in southern oregon near crater lake national park and klamath basin birding trails. the retreat offers cabins, tree houses, vacation rentals and rv camping all within easy driving distance of crater lake national park and klamath basin birding trails.

"Much of life can never be explained but only witnessed."

Owen, who weighed about 650 pounds, was swept down the Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean then swept back to shore when the tsunami struck Kenya on December 26.

Owen lost his mother in the tsunami.

In the midst of this mayhem, fortune smiled. Owen was rescued and taken to Haller Wildlife Park. Upon arrival Owen immediately adopted the tortoise, Mzee, which in Swahili means Old Man, as mother. They wallow in the mud, eat and sleep together. "The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it would follow its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting it's biolo- gical mother," Kahumbu added.

look beyond the differences and find a way to walk the path together. inspirational writings promoted by brad kalita, dreamer behind gathering light ... a retreat. The retreat offers cabins, tree houses, vacation rentals and rv camping near crater lake national park and klamath basin birding trails in southern oregonl.

This true story shows that our differences don't matter much when we need the comfort of one another.

We could all learn a lesson from these two creatures of God, "Look beyond the differences and find a way to walk the path together."

 

This story was gathered from several sources. The first being an email received,
and after more research from the following sites: Owen the hippo adopts tortoise as mum,
A Hippo and Tortoise Tale, and Baby Hippo Orphan Finds and Friend.

 
 

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