Baby Hippo Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a Boy

Today, February 21, 2018, Walt Disney World Resort revealed news about a baby Nile hippopotamus born last month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 


As part of a magical moment on Kilimanjaro Safaris, roughly a dozen guests were the first to learn the hippo calf is a boy and his name is Augustus. Weighing in at about 168 pounds, Augustus is the first hippo born at the park in 13 years. He is often seen staying close to his mom Tuma and is already winning over guests on Kilimanjaro Safaris and during the Wild Africa Trek experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. (David Roark, photographer)