Caring: Owen and Mzee (Mixed Grades)

Source: Character.org

Students explore kindness and caring through the story of Owen and Mzee, a true story about how a 130-year-old tortoise (Mzee) helped a baby hippo (Owen) survive after separation from its family during the 2004 tsunami. The story is told by the father and daughter team of Isabella and Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu, director of the Kenyan animal sanctuary where Owen and Mzee live.

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