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http://cincinnatizoo.org/blog/2017/01/25/premature-hippo-baby-updates/

Water play is an important form of exercise for Fiona. As you can see, she enjoys this activity and has learned how to go up and down the ramp to her smaller water tub all by herself! #TeamFiona #hippo #FionaFix #cincinnati #cincinnatizoo #closeenoughtocare

Fiona is learning to be more independent and spending less time physically touching her human caregivers. This is all part of the plan to transition her to being in the hippo bloat. Find out more from head keeper Wendy in this new blog at blog.cincinnatizoo.org. #FionaFix #hippo #cincinnati #cincinnatizoo #TeamFiona #closeenoughtocare

It's World Water Day! In 2006, the Cincinnati Zoo launched a major initiative to reduce water usage. Since that time we've saved well over 1 billion gallons of water as well as over 5.5 million dollars in water bills. Fiona's dad, Henry the hippo, rests sweetly underwater on her mom Bibi. The hippo pool uses recycled rain water! #GreenestZooInAmerica #WorldWaterDay #Conservation #sustainability #gogreen

Takin calf arrives right on time! Seven-year-old takin Sally gave birth to a healthy calf on Saturday, March 18. Her previous calf Dale, born in 2015, had to be hand-reared due to medical issues, so this is her first real attempt to raise offspring. Her care staff has observed multiple nursing sessions and reported that the calf looks good and strong. #cincinnati #cincinnatizoo #closeenoughtocare #takin

Fiona tipped the scales at 101 pounds this morning. This significant milestone puts her closer to becoming a real hippo! She has a great appetite and is now consuming hay and grain in addition to formula. Go #TeamFiona ! #cincinnatizoo #cincinnati #hippo #FionaFix #closeenoughtocare

Happy first day of spring! Zoo Blooms & Tunes & Blooms are right around the corner! 🎶🌷#springincincy #cincinnati #cincinnatizoo #botanicalgarden #zoogarden

Since hippos spend so much time in the water, they have the unique ability to not only sleep under water but also automatically raise their nostrils above the surface for a breath without even waking up! Fiona is now able to nap underwater as well! Adult hippos can hold their breath for several minutes but Fiona comes up about every 15 seconds. As she grows larger her lung capacity will increase. #TeamFiona #cincinnatizoo #cincinnati #closeenoughtocare #hippo #FionaFix

Hungry hungry hippo! Fiona is now over 90lbs! A newborn full term hippo calf weighs between 50-110lbs #TeamFiona #cincinnati #cincinnatizoo #FionaFix #hippo

It’s your lucky day! See this special live #StPatricksDay video with everyone’s favorite hippo Fiona and two of her caretakers, Wendy & Jenna! Full video on the Cincinnati Zoo Facebook page! #FionaFix #hippo #cincinnatizoo #cincinnati #TeamFiona

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