Monday, 27 January 2014

Owen and Mzee

"Look beyond the differences and find a way to walk the path together." Anon


In December 2004, a frightened young hippo, separated from his family by a devastating tsunami, bonded with an Aldabra tortoise named Mzee. The 130 year-old tortoise accepted Owen as his own, and an inseparable bond was forged.
Owen and Mzee have become quite famous but did you know they developed a language, neither hippo or tortoise sounds, so they could communicate?


  1. A great picture and a heart warming story. - Margy

  2. What a great picture that some humans need to take note from!! such an odd pairing but it works.

  3. Oh this is just beautiful. I think so. I think they wanted to comfort one another and connect and language, though not necessarily spoken, is one way to do just that. I loved this. Blessings and happiness, Bird


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