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Many of you have heard about the orphaned hippo in Kenya, Africa who has adopted a fill-in mommy. The hippo, named Owen, lost his family to the waters of the tsunami in 2004. When he was rescued and brought to a compound, he immediately ran and hid behind the 130 yr old tortoise who lives there whose name is Mzee. They have developed quite a relationship, and Owen seems to have accepted the old tortoise as his mother’s replacement. This may work to some extent in the animal world, but, moms, there’s no substitute for you.