Happy Ending for Inter-species Couple

Discussion in 'Celebrate Biodiversity' started by Junglekeeper, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Barbara Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    If it works - don't try to fix it!
    The internet is full of cross species friendships. An Old retired Elephant and a dog. The Dog that regularly goes down to the ocean to swim with a dolphin friend. The Great White shark that "watches over" the fisherman that cut him out of a fishing net, saving his life. (Doesn't help much with his fishing)
    Google "LOL Cats" some time and go through their catagories.
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Here's another story of interspecies friendship.
    In 2004, Owen, a young Nile hippo, was found stranded by a tsunami. He was given a home at Haller Park in Kenya. There he met Mzee, an elderly Albabran tortoise. The two became fast friends.
    Much info available: they have their own web site and book.

    Here is one article:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4152447.stm#

    Video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LgGmKkkn34

    And the Owen/Mzee site:
    http://www.owenandmzee.com/omweb/

    If only people could learn to coexist so well.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    What makes this relationship unusual is that it was beyond friendship.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Uh, well, I think that all of the above-described is pretty unusual.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    No doubt. I should have said "particularly unusual" in reference to these two.
     

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