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 Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.