Exciting news has come from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Tuma the Nile hippopotamus has given birth to an adorable calf! The newborn was welcomed into the world late Saturday night and is the first hippo born at the park in 13 years.
The animal care team is giving Tuma and her baby plenty of space and time to nurse and bond. So at this time the calf’s gender and weight are not known yet. Usually, a baby calf is born weighing between 60 and 110 pounds. Good job mommy, Tuma!
Henry, the proud father, and Tuma were chosen to breed through the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which is overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This is another successful birth overseen by the highly dedicated and trained team of Disney animal care experts.
So keep your eyes peeled during your next visit to Animal Kingdom. You may see Tuma and her calf on Kilimanjaro Safaris and also during the Wild Africa Trek experience.
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Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog
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