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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Introducing ‘Augustus’ At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Last month, the circle of life got a big bigger at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the welcome addition of a baby hippo – the first to be born at the park in 13 years!

This week, the park surprised a group of lucky guests with a special “gender reveal” and name announcement moment for the baby calf – a male named Augustus! Weighing in now at 168 lbs., the male calf enjoys time in the hippo area of Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction, as well as special “mommy time” with his mother, Tuma. Check out the gallery below for a look at this bundle of joy.

You may see Tuma and Augustus on Kilimanjaro Safaris and also during the Wild Africa Trek experience. To learn more about hippos, visit