Baby hippo born at Disney's Animal Kingdom now has a name

Last Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:06 AM EST

Disney has released the sex and name of the baby hippo born at Disney's Animal Kingdom last month.

Disney officials are proud to announce the hippo calf is a male and has been named Augustus. 

The little one, which is now 168 pounds, has a playful spirit and can often be seen right next to his mom, Tuma, park officials said. 

Augustus was born Jan. 20 and is the first hippo born at the park in 13 years.

The birth is part of a park program to support declining animal populations. 

Park visitors may see Tuma and Augustus on Kilimanjaro Safaris and Wild Africa Trek. .

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