Instagram post by @cincinnatizoo Cincinnati Zoo

Fiona has started to explore the outdoor habitat at Hippo Cove after hours. She is not yet ready for her public debut but getting comfortable in the outdoor environment is a step in the right direction. Zoo employees have been standing on the other side of the glass during after-hour pool sessions that last about an hour. Members of Fiona’s care team swim with her to make sure she isn’t struggling and to keep her company. Under normal circumstances, she would be with her parents or a larger bloat. Since she was born six weeks premature and was unable to stand to nurse, human caregivers had to step in to take care of her. For now, they are her bloat. #hippo #cincinnatizoo #closeenoughtocare #fionafix #TeamFiona #cincinnati


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