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August 3, 2006 4:50 AM   Subscribe

Owen and Mzee (pdf). Also, Blog, Snopes, Wikipedia.
posted by seanyboy (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Why this isn't a movie yet is beyond me. I mean, awww!
posted by Bookhouse at 5:22 AM on August 3, 2006


The Snopes link says there is a movie coming.
posted by pracowity at 5:25 AM on August 3, 2006


Your second link has some gorgeous photos. Thanks.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 5:26 AM on August 3, 2006


This gives me hope that one day we might live in a world without war. If hippos and tortoises can be friends, can't we all just get along?
posted by fandango_matt at 5:41 AM on August 3, 2006


Awwwww is just about perfect for this story :)
posted by Fence at 5:45 AM on August 3, 2006


(c) popbitch
posted by the cuban at 5:54 AM on August 3, 2006


cuban: Indeed. For that weekly dose of celebrity sex gossip and cute animal pics.
posted by seanyboy at 5:57 AM on August 3, 2006


Although to be fair, I also used Google.
posted by seanyboy at 5:58 AM on August 3, 2006


Meh, I've seen plenty of things from mefi appear on the popbitch message boards. It's a two way street.
posted by ciderwoman at 6:27 AM on August 3, 2006


Fresh from 2005!
posted by bobloblaw at 7:08 AM on August 3, 2006


Our daughter (2.5 years old) loves the book. As soon as she saw one of the pdf pictures on the screen, she said, "Owen and Mayzee!"
posted by aacheson at 8:29 AM on August 3, 2006


It says that the pair will be seperated soon, that makes me sad.
posted by Vindaloo at 10:19 AM on August 3, 2006


I don't want to frighten Mzee, so keep it down, but... it says here that "[t]he penis of the hippopotamus... can be several feet in length" -- I hope Owen's introduction to Cleo isn't delayed too long.
posted by pracowity at 12:03 PM on August 3, 2006


Owen and Mzee make me all happy inside.
posted by anjamu at 4:53 PM on August 3, 2006


Vindaloo, where does it say that they will be separated? I can't find it.
posted by needs more cowbell at 10:17 PM on August 3, 2006


Owen is going to be introduced to an older female (Cleo) this month. If Owen and Cleo and Mzee all get along, then fine, but if Cleo and Mzee don't hit it off, I suppose one option would be to part Owen and Mzee rather than mess up Owen and Cleo's chances of mating (or risk Cleo stomping Mzee?).
posted by pracowity at 4:04 AM on August 4, 2006


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