Celebrate Fiona’s Birthday

Posted January 4, 2023

Fiona forward facing above waterA $5 Birthday Gift for Fiona Benefits Cincinnati Zoo and Comes with a Chance to Meet the Hippo Bloat 

Celebrate Fiona’s 6th birthday and be eligible to win the Ultimate Hippo Getaway! 

CINCINNATI, OH (January 4, 2023) World-famous hippo Fiona will be six years old on January 24, 2023!  To celebrate the Queen of Cincinnati’s birthday, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is offering a prize package that includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Hippo Cove to meet all 4 hippos, a $1,000 Visa gift card, a 2-night stay at Graduate Cincinnati, a $50 gift card to Fiona’s, and more! 

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“Everyone who gives a gift will receive a digital Fiona kiss, and one lucky winner will get the grand prize,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard.  “  

How to participate: 

  • A $5 birthday gift gives you a digital Fiona kiss and one entry to win the grand prize!
  • A $20 birthday gift also gets you the digital Fiona kiss and gives you 5 entries to win the Ultimate Hippo Getaway.

Funds raised help provide food, toys, and fun enrichment for Zoo animals, so giving multiple gifts benefits the hippos and increases your chances of meeting them!  Enter as many times as you like, now through Jan. 31st. 

The Ultimate Hippo Getaway Grand prize winner receives: 

  • A Behind the Scenes tour to meet all 4 hippos! 
  • $1,000 Visa gift card 
  • Two-night hotel stay at the Zoo’s Official Hotel – the Graduate Cincinnati 
  • $50 gift card to Fiona’s Bar & Grill located in the Graduate Cincinnati 
  • Five tickets to the world-famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 
  • Complete library of Fiona books illustrated by Richard Cowdrey 

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Sunday – Thursdays and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays during PNC Festival of Lights, which runs through January 8, 2023.  Penguin Days start January 9 and features deeply discounted admission and Penguin Parades on select days.  Zoo hours will shift back to 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. For more information, visit cincinnatizoo.org