Everyone Needs A Mother

A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a bond with a giant male century-old tortoise in an animal facility in the port city of  Mombasa, 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.

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, ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Lafarge Park.

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 added.

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 mother for four year he explained.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.This is a real story that shows that our differences dont 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.

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. 

O! Lord please grant me this faith that You are always holding my hand.

Moral & Thoughts

  • Look beyond the differences and find a way to walk the path together.

  • Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.

 

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About amritham99

an admirer of Swami Vivekananda, fond of stories, interested in sharing with like minded people, a social worker, working for an organisation
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