Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates Hippo Birth

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A Nile hippopotamus was born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. This was the first hippo born at the park in 13 years, marking another success for the dedicated and highly trained team of Walt Disney World animal care experts. The mother hippo, Tuma, and her mate, Henry, were chosen to breed through the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which is overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests may see Tuma and her calf on Kilimanjaro Safaris and during the Wild Africa Trek experience. (David Roark, photographer)