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Augustus, Disney Animal Kingdom's bouncing baby hippo, is bound to brighten your day

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
There’s a new baby hippo at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort — and it’s a boy. Meet Augustus. (Photo: Walt Disney World Resort)

We love a good first baby photo — whether it’s Kylie Jenner giving a peek at Stormi or the perfectly chubby new hippo addition at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida.

On Wednesday, the theme park announced the birth of the first baby hippo in 13 years. Augustus, a male Nile hippopotamus, was born at the park on Jan. 13. The little guy weighed in at 168 pounds — and look at those rolls. Really, look at them. That is nature in all its glory right there.

There’s a new baby hippo at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort — and it’s a boy. Meet Augustus. (Photo: Walt Disney World Resort)

So far, Augustus is often seen snuggling close to his mom, Tuma. He’s also very playful, to the enjoyment of park visitors.

There was a big gender and name reveal for the animal, who is part of a vulnerable species with a declining population. Workers unveiled a banner — and it was more dramatic than a Rose Ceremony on The Bachelor.


Augustus and Tuma are now taking visitors. You can see them on the Kilimanjaro Safaris and the Wild Africa Trek. Run, don’t walk. Those rolls!

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