Assalamualaikum dan salam ramadan. Terbaca kisah anak hippo berjumpa dengan kura2 gergasi tua yang sudah uzur berumur 100 tahun. Kehadiran baby hippo yang diberi nama Owen telah menggangap old giant tortoise itu sebagai ibunya. Kisah ini dikongsikan dari artikel Global Informer.
NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that survived the Tsunami waves in 2004 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 kilogram(650pounds), was swept down Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean, then forced back to shore when tsunami wav......es 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 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.
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
Dari apa yang kita lihat, haiwan yang tidah berakal pun lebih mesra dan tahu hargai kasih sayang. Bagaimana pula kita manusia yang memiliki akal + perasaan = masih berlaku kejam pada anak2 terutama kes pembuangan bayi.. May Allah SWT menghukum mereka dengan seadilnya.
P.S. Di Afrika memang banyak Tortoise gergasi terutama di kawasan Nairobi Kenya + di Pulau Prison Afrika sebelum menghala ke Gunung Kilimanjaro. Memang banyak terdapat giant old Tortoise. Ok guys.. Enjoy..