Amusing Monday: Unusual animal friendshipsNovember 12th, 2012 by cdunagan
I’m intrigued by the unusual friendships that somehow develop between very different animals, such as the story of Owen, a baby hippo, and Mzee, a 130-year-old tortoise.
The baby hippo was found on a beach near Malindi, Kenya, following the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. He was brought to Kenya’s Haller Park, where he was cared for and soon formed a bond with a giant tortoise. The story, which drew much attention at the time, is best told in the National Geographic video on this page.
You may recall that in February I featured a couple videos about an apparent friendship between a dog and a deer. See Amusing Monday for Feb. 13.
Other unusual pairings that I think you’ll find amusing:
Cat and crow: National Geographic
Deer and mother goose: WGRZ, Buffalo, N.Y.
Lioness and oryx: National Geographic
Cat and dolphin: n24our