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Undercover Hippo

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The hippo suit standing in the foreground of South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

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Armed with a specially designed, lifelike 200-pound Kevlar hippo suit that is covered in hippo dung and mud, Dangerous Encounters' Brady Barr goes on a mission to get within arm's reach of hippos without harming them or injuring himself. The goal: to extract a sample of wild hippo "super sweat" and analyze its protective agents, which theories suggests may hold powerful antibiotics and sun-blocking properties.

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