Weirdest and cutest thing I’ve seen all day

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120-year-old tortoise adopts baby hippo:

'When we released Owen into the enclosure, he lumbered to the tortoise which has a dark gray color similar to grown up hippos,' Sabine Baer, rehabilitation and ecosystems manager at the park, told Reuters.

I'm ashamed to say that when I first saw the photo, I thought it was a Photoshop job because I hadn't noted the fact that it's a baby hippo and a very old (and therefore very large) tortoise. Poor tortoise — at his age he was probably enjoying just pottering around slowing and eating lettuce, and now he's being pestered by a hippo.

[via Boing Boing]