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Tuma the hippo just welcomed her new baby — Disney’s first hippo birth in 13 years

Meet Tuma and her baby hippo, born last weekend at Disney's Animal Kingdom

This Nile hippopotamus is the first hippo born at Animal Kingdom in 13 years. The Nile hippopotamus is classified as a vulnerable species with a declining population.
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This Nile hippopotamus is the first hippo born at Animal Kingdom in 13 years. The Nile hippopotamus is classified as a vulnerable species with a declining population.

One, two, three … awwww.

This may be be the cutest thing you’ve seen today.

Or maybe your whole life: A baby Nile hippopotamus, born Saturday at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.

“Born at approximately 10 p.m. last night, the calf is staying close to mom Tuma,” a statement read on Sunday, when visitors could witness the little bugger already swimming with his or her mother.

Whether the water-friendly mammal is a he or a she is not known yet.

“Our animal care team is giving Tuma and her calf plenty of room to nurse and bond, so the calf’s gender and weight may not be known for some time,” the statement added.

The park made sure we know how precious hippos are — it’s the first of its species born at the park in 13 years.

“This birth is an important contribution to the worldwide conservation and understanding of these amazing creatures. We hope guests will see this adorable hippo calf and be inspired to take action to protect them in the wild.”

The duo can be seen on Kilimanjaro Safaris and at the Wild Africa Trek experience at the Orlando theme park.

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