Owen and Mzee

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Owen (left) and Mzee

Owen and Mzee are a hippopotamus and an Aldabra giant tortoise, respectively, that became the subject of media attention after forming an unusual bond of friendship. They live in Haller Park, Bamburi, Kenya.[1]

As of March 2007, Mzee has been removed from the enclosure. A female hippopotamus named Cleo has been added to provide companionship for Owen.

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  1. ^ Odd couple make friends in Kenya, BBC, 2005-01-01, retrieved 2008-06-10 

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