Cincinnati Zoo’s preemie hippo gets gifts from Children’s Hospital

CINCINNATI (WCMH) — The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has set up fundraising to help pay for 9-day-old hippo calf Fiona’s critical care.

Fiona was born 6 weeks early, and has been under close supervision since she came into the world. The zoo said she “has a little more energy” as of Wednesday morning.

Fiona's care team (CREDIT: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden)
Fiona’s care team (CREDIT: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden)

Her care team received a package from the preemie team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. It included signed superhero capes, a baby book, a stuffed hippo, and more.

Click here to access the zoo’s donation page for Fiona. 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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