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January 17 - 31, 2024

Give Fiona a $7 birthday gift and you could win the Ultimate Hippo Getaway including a chance to meet & greet with the bloat!

Fiona’s 7th Birthday

Fiona will be 7 on January 24, 2024! To celebrate the Queen of Cincinnati’s Lucky 7th birthday, we are offering $7 admission to guests on her birthday. Everyone can participate in the celebration and get a chance to meet the hippos as part of the Ultimate Hippo Getaway by purchasing a $7 birthday gift for Fiona!

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The Ultimate Hippo Getaway Grand prize winner receives:

  • A Behind the Scenes tour for seven to meet all 4 hippos (valid through 3/31/25)
  • $1,000 Visa gift card
  • Two-night hotel stay at the Zoo’s Official Hotel – the Graduate Cincinnati
  • $50 gift card to Fiona’s located in the Graduate Cincinnati
  • Seven tickets to the world-famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Complete library of Fiona books illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

Purchase your gift for Fiona from January 17 through January 31, 2024 to be entered to win.

Are you feeling lucky? Here’s how to participate:

  • A $7 birthday gift gives you a digital Fiona kiss print and one entry to win the grand prize!
  • A $30 birthday gift also gets you the digital Fiona kiss print and gives you 7 entries to win.

Funds raised help to 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. Winner will be contacted by February 7, 2024.

Please note: Weather must be 40 degrees or warmer for the hippos to come outside.

Official Fiona Partners

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Official Rules & Details
Zoological Society of Cincinnati, an Ohio nonprofit corporation dba The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (“Zoo”), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is sponsoring a fundraising event in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. All proceeds of the event will go to the Zoo and will be used in furtherance of its charitable purposes.
Entrance to Fiona's Birthday is a donation of a hippo Birthday gift for $7 or seven entries for a $30 hippo gift. Each $7 donation receives a digital Fiona print and provides one entry to the drawing. One Winner will receive 7 tickets to the world-famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and a behind the scenes hippo tour for 7 people to meet all 4 hippos.
Alternate method of entry available. A minimum donation of $7.00 is requested. Free entries defeat the charitable fundraising purpose of this event and are not encouraged. However, Mail in requests for alternate method of entry can be obtained by mail to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Events Department 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220. All requests must be made before noon on January 30th, 2024. Contact the event administrator for any mail in entry questions. All gift sales are final. No refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of the Zoo. Void where prohibited. The chances of winning are based upon the actual number of entries received.
All sales for Fiona's Birthday Party will end January 31, 2024 at 11:59PM. The winner will be contacted on or before February 7, 2024.
A name and email will be attached to each hippo gift. Positive identification will be required to claim any prize.
The winner will be contacted directly by phone or email. Any questions about these rules and regulations or the prize should be directed to the event administrator at [email protected].