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Fiona’s Story

Fiona is famous for surviving!  She was born 6 weeks before she was due and was too small to stand and nurse from her mom, Bibi.  The Zoo’s care team had to step in and figure out how to feed her, what to feed her, how to keep her warm, and how to manage critical care 24/7 while juggling other daily responsibilities.  It took a village, but #TeamFiona did it!  And, by sharing her ups and downs with the world (every day for almost two years), she became a beloved symbol of hope and a source of inspiration for millions of people.

From the New York Times to a local WCPO hour-long special, Fiona got a lot of attention in the first year of her life.

Official Fiona Partners

The Fiona Show on Facebook

fiona the hippo new york times
Fiona and Fritz hippos underwater nose to nose

Fiona is a big sister!

Fiona's brother Fritz was born on August 3, 2022!