Bushels of Ways for Hard-Core Fans to Show Love for the Apple of Cincinnati’s Eye

Posted January 14, 2021

Cincinnati businesses join Cincinnati Zoo to celebrate Fiona

CINCINNATI, OH (January 14, 2021) – Fiona, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most famous resident, will be four years old on Sunday, January 24!  To celebrate, the Zoo is hosting Float4Fiona, a slow-paced race where thousands of numbered apples, now available for purchase, will splash into Hippo Cove and float to the finish line!  The owners of the winning apple, plus three guests, will get to meet the apple of everyone’s eye, birthday girl Fiona!

“We can’t invite people here to witness the race, but we will stream it live on Facebook and announce the winners as the apples cross the finish line,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard. “Since she is the sweetheart of the city, several Zoo partners are offering Fiona-themed goodies to celebrate her birthday.”

Fiona fans can collect and enjoy shirts, beer, cookies, coffee, ice cream, pottery, art, and more!  Here’s Fiona’s birthday goodie guide:



And…How ‘bout them apples?  Purchase apples to participate in the Float4Fiona race!  Race apples provided by Simple Truth.