Owen and Mzee are two of the most beloved animal duos in recent memory. The pair of a young hippo and an elderly tortoise first gained worldwide attention when they were brought together in 2004. Since then, the two have been the subject of several books, documentaries, and even a cartoon series. But what has happened to them since? Are Owen and Mzee still alive in 2019?
Tracing the Lives of Owen and Mzee
Owen, a baby hippo, was found stranded in the ocean after the 2004 tsunami in Kenya. He was taken in by the Haller Park Animal Orphanage in Mombasa. It was there that he met Mzee, a 130-year-old Aldabra giant tortoise. The two formed an unlikely friendship that captured the world’s attention. The pair was featured in the 2006 documentary “Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship” and the 2007 book “Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship.”
Since then, the two have been living together in a protected area of the Haller Park Animal Orphanage. Owen and Mzee have been monitored and cared for by the staff at the orphanage. In addition to their daily feedings, they have been given regular medical check-ups to ensure their health and safety.
Examining the Friendship in 2019
Owen and Mzee are still alive and well in 2019. The pair appear to be as close as ever, often seen spending time together in the water or on land. They have even been spotted sharing the occasional snack!
The two have become an important symbol of resilience and friendship worldwide. As a result, they are still the subject of several books and documentaries. Most recently, they were featured in the 2017 documentary “Owen and Mzee: Journey of a Lifetime.”
The two have also become ambassadors for wildlife conservation in Kenya. They have been used in campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the animals and their habitats.
Owen and Mzee have come a long way since they were first brought together in 2004. They have become an important symbol of resilience and friendship, as well as ambassadors for wildlife conservation in Kenya. Despite the passing of time, the two are still alive and well in 2019, and their remarkable friendship continues to inspire people around the world.