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We take a bath to get clean, hippos take a bath to get dirty. Hippo skin is very sensitive and dries out quickly, so they spend most of the day in water and mud. However, they're hardly sluggish. They can sprint at 19mph, while the average (fast) human might clip along at 16mph. We saw two chasing each other and first thought they were cars racing through the bush. (c) Andrew Klein

We take a bath to get clean, hippos take a bath to get dirty. Hippo skin is very sensitive and dries out quickly, so they spend most of the day in water and mud. However, they’re hardly sluggish. They can sprint at 19mph, while the average (fast) human might clip along at 16mph. We saw two chasing each other and first thought they were cars racing through the bush. (c) Andrew Klein

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