There is a new addition to Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. It is not a lion, a tiger or a bear. It is a baby hippo! It has been just five days since the birth of a Nile hippopotamus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and already the newborn is garnering attention from around the world as guests fall in love with the newest addition to the herd.
For Disney’s animal care experts, the calf’s arrival has been a labor of love as they have spent months preparing for the first hippo birth at the park in 13 years. Momma and baby are doing well and staying close together as they bond. Guests may see Tuma and her adorable calf on Kilimanjaro Safaris day and night.
The next important question, is what should the hippo be named? Any suggestions?
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