Hippo Baby Fiona Updates

…tting more comfortable with each other each day. Hippos use their mouths to play, show affection, give warnings, and explore their world. You’ll see a variety of open-mouth interactions between the family which is all normal hippo behavior. Hippos use their mouths to play, show affection, give warnings, & explore their world. Open-mouth interactions = normal hippo behavior! pic.twitter.com/evgkgCCrpV — Cincinnati Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) July…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Hippo Exhibit is On Track to Make a Big Splash in 2016!

…. We’re thankful to all the businesses and individuals who said yes when we asked for support,” said Reba Dysart, Director of Development at the Cincinnati Zoo. Guests proudly wear hippo t-shirts purchased to raise funds for hippo Guests proudly wear hippo t-shirts purchased to raise funds for hippo The remaining funds came from private donations, fundraisers (hippo t-shirt campaign & happy hours at Taste of Belgium) and individual…

Take Cincinnati Zoo’s Fiona Home in New Book “Hip, Hippo, Hooray for Fiona!”

…extraordinary tenacity and creativity. The result was not only a healthy hippo baby but also an Internet sensation, the best-known and best-loved hippo in the world. Now you can take home the heartwarming story of the little hippo via a new book called Hip, Hippo, Hooray for Fiona! The photographic biography chronicles the celebrity hippo’s first days, from her surprise early arrival in winter through her intensive medical care, then through her…

Cincinnati Zoo is Testing the Waters

New hippo exhibit is 70,000 gallons closer to being ready for hippos! Cincinnati, OH (May 20, 2016) — The pool is now full in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s new Hippo Cove exhibit, but that doesn’t make it hippo ready! Before the Zoo’s new hippo pair take their first plunge in the water, most of which comes from stormwater tanks under the lion exhibit, it has to be just right. VIDEO: Time lapse of hippo pool filling. Henry photo…

Cincinnati Zoo Just Gained 8,000 Pounds!

Bibi’s first intro to the hippo pool in Hippo Cove The hippos have arrived and Hippo Cove will open ahead of schedule. Cincinnati, OH (June 30, 2016) — After a twenty-year hippo hiatus, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is three weeks away from opening Hippo Cove, a newly-constructed exhibit that features a 70,000-gallon pool and an underwater viewing area where visitors can get nose-to-nostril with the Zoo’s two hippos. Henry, a…

Ultrasound Confirms Hippo Pregnancy!

…Species Survival Plan (SSP), the organization that monitors animal populations in Zoos. Henry has sired several calves, but Bibi will be a first-time mom. It’s been more than 75 years since the Cincinnati Zoo welcomed a Nile hippo calf. Nile hippos, also known as river hippos or river horses, are vegetarians and can weigh as much as 4,000 pounds. Males are typically much larger than females. Although hippos spend much of their day in the water,…

Hippo T-shirt Sales Fund New Play Area

…The hippo exhibit will be the final, and most anticipated, piece of Africa! By purchasing a hippo t-shirt, you are helping to build an exciting and interactive family play area located between our meerkat and hippo exhibits inside Africa (see drawing below). This brand new play space will include climbing rocks, a ropes course activity area, and interactive hippo sculptures perfect for fun photo opps! Click here to purchase your t-shirt!…

The Weight is Over at the Cincinnati Zoo! Hippo Cove is now open to the public!

…ns to capture full body shots of Bibi and Henry from the exhibit’s scenic overlook. Kids will appreciate a special viewing window that’s close to the ground and will enjoy climbing on hippo statues in the new play area. Nile hippos, also known as river hippos or river horses, are vegetarians and can weigh as much as 8,000 pounds. Males are typically much larger than females. Although hippos spend much of their day in the water, they actually…

Hippo Cove

…Zoo. He weighs over 3,300 pounds! Bibi Bibi was born in 1999 and is from the St. Louis Zoo. She weighs over 3,000 pounds! Fiona Fiona was born on January 24, 2017! She was 6-weeks premature. Follow her story here. Saving H2O Hippos haven’t been at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1997, and then they were not able to be viewed under water. A single hippo can generate about 22 pounds of waste per day. The Cincinnati Zoo will have two. Senior director of…