Henry The Hippo Celebrates Birthday at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Some of our favorite pieces of news to share are cute stories about Walt Disney World’s animals! While visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom and seeing the animals on the trails and through Kilimanjaro Safaris is especially wonderful, we love hearing the names and stories about individual animals. Disney’s latest share is about Henry the hippopotamus. The big guy just celebrated his birthday at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Credit: Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment Facebook

As shared by Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment Facebook: “Our keepers love to celebrate animal birthdays with extra special enrichment to mark the occasion. Take a look at the tasty treat they crafted for Henry the hippo to enjoy for his 26th birthday. His refreshing birthday “cake” was made of watermelon, green beans, sweet potato, carrot and acorn squash. We expect Henry will be celebrating again soon as he and his mate, Tuma, await the arrival of a baby hippo in the coming weeks.”

Credit: Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment

Way to go Cast Members for making Henry’s big day a special one! Henry is adorable and looks happy as can be. We’ll look forward to hearing more about Henry’s mate, Tuma, and the arrival of a baby hippo!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.