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…

Happy First Birthday to Fiona!

…s lighter than the lowest recorded birth weight for this species. The normal range is 55-120 pounds. Today she weighs more than 650 pounds and could grow to by five times that size! She has become an ambassador for Fiona the Hippo Ambassador Fiona has raised awareness and interest in hippos. She’s an ambassador for her species and a great example of why zoos exist. She survived because of the animal care team’s tireless efforts to save her and…

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…

Fiona Community Celebrations

…usive Fiona birthday tee: Party Like It’s Your Birthday online and in stores. On Wednesday January 24, Cincy Shirts stores are celebrating Fiona’s 1st birthday by throwing an all day party for everyone’s favorite hippo! There will be pin the party hat on the hippo, balloons, treats, prizes and more. PLUS if you come celebrate in-store and buy something Fiona you will get 20% off your ENTIRE in-store purchase, just for coming to…

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…

Fiona’s First Birthday Party

…n to show how they performed an ultrasound on Bibi from 11:00am-1:00pm Authors of Fiona books will be available to sign books from 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Zoo’s Gift Shop (bring your book or buy them at the Zoo) *Hippo rugs generously donated by Saturday Knight Ltd. One pack per family. Must have voucher to pick up hippo rug. Vouchers will be handed out at the front entrance, as you get your tickets or membership scanned. Voucher…

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,…

Shopping & Dining

…ur mission. Thank you! #TeamFiona Merchandise Plush Gifts & Souvenirs Toys Ordering & Shipping Youth Youth Hood Hippo Blueprint $24.99 Youth Hippo Rainbow Polygon $17.99 Onesie Infant Hippo Little $19.99 Toddler Hip, Hippo, Hooray $19.99 Youth Hood Hippo Love $24.99 temporarily unavailable Toddler Hood Swimming Hippo $19.99 Adult: Tee Fiona Standing $27.99 Tee Men’s Hippo Augustine $24.99 Plush: 12″ Grey Fiona Plush $18.99…