Cincinnati Zoo says preemie hippo calf is getting stronger

CREDIT: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

CINCINNATI (WCMH) — A hippopotamus born 6 weeks premature at the Cincinnati Zoo has been getting stronger, the zoo said Friday. 

The female calf was born Tuesday to Bibi, a 17-year-old hippopotamus. She was not expected to be born until March.

Zoo staff have been able to collect milk from Bibi to feed the young calf. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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