The really clever thing about hippos is that they produce their own sunscreen, in the form of a sticky reddish sweat.

What an interesting tidbit, that hippos sweat red. and so often it's not blood, but their sweat that we see.

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Hippo's sweat is red

Japanese scientists describe the chemistry of the hippo's sticky sweat which acts like a sun block.

Did you know that hippos sweat red?   Their sweat actually protects against sun damage and prevents the growth of bacteria on the skin. This properties probably evolved from the need to protect them from the harsh sunlight they spend their days in. It also helps to heal and prevent infection in wounds, which is useful in a species that fights as much as they do. Basically, they've evolved a colorful antibacterial sunscreen!    Shutterfly | Science Is Awesome photo

Did you know that hippos sweat red? Their sweat actually protects against sun damage and prevents the growth of bacteria on the skin. This properties probably evolved from the need to protect them from the harsh sunlight they spend their days in. It also helps to heal and prevent infection in wounds, which is useful in a species that fights as much as they do. Basically, they've evolved a colorful antibacterial sunscreen! Shutterfly | Science Is Awesome photo

Hippo Sweat: All Natural, Vegan Friendly Sunscreen

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Liquid Crystal phases in hippo sweat (Christopher Viney U Merced)

Liquid Crystal phases in hippo sweat (Christopher Viney U Merced)

In the future, scientists hope to create a product inspired by hippo sweat that we may be slathering on our bodies before long. Description from nbcnews.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Hippo sweat: The next big thing in sunscreen?

Hippos can stand in the hot sun all day without getting a sunburn, and now researchers know why: a red-colored glandular secretion known as "hippo sweat" contains microscopic structures that scatter light, protecting the hefty mammals from burns.

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