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Fiona the Baby Hippo   Other Critters

Started Aug-7 by PennyCC; 225 views.

From: PennyCC


Critter of the Week:  Fiona the Baby Hippo

At the Cincinnati Zoo a baby hippo named Fiona was born premature and had to be bottle fed and raised by hand until she was big enough to join her father and mother. Fiona has become an Internet Star as her life at the zoo has been displayed in many pictures and videos for people to follow her program as she at first struggled to survive, and then later has flourished.

Here is an article about Fiona.

  • Edited August 7, 2017 11:16 am  by  PennyCC
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From: PennyCC


Here are a few videos of this cute little hippo. First in her baby pool, and later in the big tank.

Premature Baby Hippo Fiona Gets a Ramp for Her Pool - Cincinnati Zoo

Fiona is up to 73 pounds and is getting a little too heavy for her care staff lift in and out of the pool. So, she's learning to use a ramp. When she first s...

Baby Hippo Fiona's Pool Water is Getting Deeper - Cincinnati Zoo

Fiona is spending more time in the indoor adult pools and getting comfortable with deeper water. She porpoises, pushing off the bottom like a torpedo, up and...

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From: PennyCC


Fiona with her mom and dad.

Baby Hippo Fiona Together with Mom and Dad - Cincinnati Zoo

Family reunion! We've never been more excited about a post! BiFi (the power duo name that's being used for Bibi and Fiona) was joined by Henry this morning f...


From: Gaelspirit


I've seen Fiona on facebook -- so stinking cute!! :)