Baby News! Baby Hippo Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We have some exciting baby news! The next time you’re visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll want to take a ride on the popular attraction, Kilimanjaro Safaris. It doesn’t matter how many times we ride this attraction, there is always something new and unexpected to see. The most recent addition to Disney’s animal friends is a little hippo that was born yesterday!

Kilimanjaro Safaris (Credit: Disney)

Disney recently celebrated the 26th birthday of Henry the Hippo, and gave some insight that a baby would be arriving shortly. Henry’s mate, Tumu, was expecting a baby very soon… and it looks like the little one has arrived!

As shared via Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Facebook on July 12: “Baby News! Our newest resident, a Nile hippopotamus calf, was born earlier today and popped up for a first photo! Our animal care experts are giving the calf plenty of room to bond and nurse with mom, so check back for more updates (and those adorable baby photos) in the coming days.”

Credit: Disney Animals, Science & Environment

We’re eager to see more baby hippo photos! Congrats to Mom (Tuma) and Dad (Henry) on their little hippo calf. We’ll keep you posted as Disney shares more about their newest addition at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.