Sunday, January 23, 2005

The Hippo Lies Down With the Tortoise

Originally uploaded by Peacebang.

You're stuck inside anyway, you may as well read this little BBC story about the orphaned baby hippo, Owen, and his new pal Mzee ("Old Man" in Swahili). There's a video that you really have to see. It gently purveys the timeless message of peace," I bite you on the head because I love you!" Wildlife people are all confused because reptiles and mammals don't usually get to be such good friends. But they're very happy and c'mon, admit it, you are too. While you're on the page you might also want to read about the lioness who adopted some baby gazelle-type guys.

"And a little mammal shall lead them..."


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