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

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

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.

Click here to read more about Templer's experience.

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