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Man Swallowed By Hippo: Paul Templer Recounts His Harrowing Story (VIDEO)

05/13/2013 04:02 pm ET | Updated May 13, 2013

One "beautiful day in Africa," river guide Paul Templer found himself "headfirst up to my waist down a hippo's throat."

Templer recounts the story of how he was swallowed by a hippo in the HuffPost Live video above.

According to National Geographic, a hippo calf can weigh nearly 100 pounds at birth. Their populations in Africa are on the decline due to exploitation and habitat loss.

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