Some good news: Owen (left) and Mzee are still together more than a year after Owen was rescued from the beach just days before the Asian Tsunami waves hit the coast of Kenya in 2004.
The one-year-old male hippo had been separated from his herd, then swept downriver to the ocean. Wildlife rangers found him, and put him in an enclosure with the 100+-year-old tortoise. The pair bonded; and have lived, eaten, and slept together ever since.
"Mzee" means "old man" in the Swahili language.
Thanks to Matt for this story.