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Disney’s New Baby Hippo Gets A Name!

One of our very favorite pieces of Disney news to share is BABY news! Walt Disney World is serving up for more Disney baby news and we can’t get enough of the cuteness overload. In July, Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomed a new baby hippo but had yet to name the little one. Now, Disney has revealed the name and a video of the active little cutie!

First Look at Baby Hippo (Credit: Disney)

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On July 12 Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s newest resident, a Nile hippopotamus calf, was born. Disney captured the first photo (above) of the little one popping up out of the water. At the time, the animal care experts were giving the calf plenty of room to bond and nurse with Mom. Look in the photo below at how she has grown!

Credit: Disney

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Disney Parks took to Twitter to share the baby hippo’s name and a cute video of the little one in action: “Meet Greta! This little hippo with a big personality recently joined the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park family. Guests may catch a glimpse of her on Kilimanjaro Safaris.”

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Congrats to Mom (Tuma) and Dad (Henry) on their little hippo calf – Greta! Are you planning a visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the near future? If so, be sure to take a ride or two on Kilimanjaro Safaris to check out several amazing creatures. You’ll have a chance to explore the Harambe Wildlife Reserve which is home to baby Greta as well as 34 species on the 110 acres of picturesque open plains, shady forest landscapes, and rocky wetlands. Hopefully, your safari guide will help you spot the adorable hippo calf Greta and her hippo family!

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 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. 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 18 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.