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Haunt of the Hippo

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Haunt of the Hippo
Kenya's Mzima Springs erupt from a labyrinth of lava to host a lush oasis where an intricate web of life revolves around its massive hippopotamus residents. The 3,000-pound herbivores raise families while fueling a dynamic food chain that stretches from terrapins to crocodiles. Acclaimed filmmakers Mark Deeble and Vicky Stone spent two years in the breathtaking, yet dangerous, paradise using unusual and impromptu techniques to capture hear stopping moments and never-before-seen hippo behavior.