Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes New Baby Hippo! – Inside the Magic

We just adore Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort! Beyond the exotic attractions like Avatar Flight of Passage and Expedition Everest, there is one wild encounter and heart-pounding experience that you can only find in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the sight of a new baby animal being born!

Kilimanjaro Safaris, an African-inspired guided tour of the savanna, spans over 110 acres and is home to 34 species of living, exotic animals, including the Nile hippopotamus. Just yesterday, Guests who visited Kilimanjaro Safaris, noticed an adorable new baby swimming along with her mother near the attraction’s riverbank!

Baby Hippo Born In Disney's Animal Kingdom
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According to Click Orlando, Officials said they plan to share more photos and updates about the new calf in the coming days.

This summer, more baby animals were spotted, including an adorable and very tall Masai Giraffe calf born June 10. Towering at six feet tall and weighing 183 pounds, this little guy spends his days hanging out with mom, Lily, and has a unique marking on his shoulder that resembles a butterfly!

giraffe born at animal kingdom
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Related: PHOTOS: Animal Kingdom Welcomes New Baby Zebra!

More on Kilimanjaro Safari

While visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Guests come face to face with some incredible wildlife while learning facts about each safari animal. Board a safari vehicle and encounter the rugged Savanna in an  18-minute expedition. Want to know more about which animals you will see? As per the official description, Disney shares:

Spot a shy hippopotamus nestled in a still pond. Behold a regal lion sunbathing on a rocky perch. Drive past a gentle giraffe grazing on the tall trees or wave hello to a swinging baboon. Other amazing animals you may encounter include rhinos, cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants, hyenas and zebras—and so many more!

Kilimanjaro Safari - a jeep with a giraffe nearby
Credit: Walt Disney World

Since animals have minds of their own, every expedition is a unique and unforgettable experience. Be sure to keep your eyes open and have a camera ready—you never know what you’ll see on a Kilimanjaro Safaris outing.

kilimanjaro safaris
Credit: Disney

Have you seen an Animal being born in Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Let us know in the comments below! 

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