VIDEO: Fiona the hippo splashes around on her one-month birthday

CINCINNATI (WCMH) — Fiona the hippo is one month old now, and the Cincinnati Zoo says she has already outgrown two kiddie pools.

Fiona was on an IV for some time this week because she was dehydrated, and was unable to be in the pool.

The Zoo says spending time in the pool will help Fiona build muscle and lung strength, keep her skin moist, and let her “act like a hippo.” The pool is set up close to her parents so she can hear and smell them. 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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