Much of life can never be explained but only witnessed 很多生命現象我們目睹它發生的過程，卻無法解釋發生的原因。
NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that
survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond
with a giant male century-old tortoise in an animal facility in the
port city of Mombassa, officials said
The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650
pounds), was swept down Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean , then forced
back to shore when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December
26, before wildlife rangers rescued him.
非洲的肯亞在 2004年12月26日發生海嘯的時候 (該次大海嘯有 300,000 人喪生)，有一隻重 300公斤，綽號叫做歐文的小河馬順著薩巴奇河被沖進印度洋，然後又被沖回海岸，才被野生動物管理人員救了回來。
"It is incredible.
A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted a male tortoise, about a
century old, and the tortoise seems to be very happy with being a
'mother', "After it was swept away and lost its mother, the hippo was
traumatized. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother.
Fortunately , it landed on the tortoise
and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together," the
ecologist added. "The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it
followed its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo
becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother," Kahumbu
"The hippo is a young baby, he was left
at a very tender age and by nature, hippos are social animals that like
to stay with their mothers for four years," he explained.
This is a real story that shows that our
differences don't matter much when we need the comfort of another. We
could all learn a lesson from these two creatures. "Look beyond the
differences and find a way to walk the path together."