Page last updated at 14:05 GMT, Friday, 7 November 2008

Tortoise 'mothers' baby hippo


A baby hippo, rescued from the sea in Kenya after losing its parents, has adopted a giant tortoise as its 'mother'.

The animals share a compound in a sanctuary and have formed a close bond. Peter Greste reports from Kenya.

First broadcast 20 January 2005


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific