Thursday, August 24, 2006

Completely unrelated to Sage

A friend sent me an email yesterday with the most adorable pictures in it. In the aftermath of last years tsunami, a baby hippopotamus that survived adopted a century-old male tortoise as it's new mommy. Hippo young stay with their mothers until they are around four years old and this baby was very young. The tortoise doesn't seem to mind the attention from Owen, the baby hippo. They do everything together and the hippo is also very defensive of his new "mommy" and will become aggressive with those who approach the tortoise, as if he were protecting his mother. Now, if our world leaders could learn from these two, I might have a safe place to raise my daughter in the future!


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