VIDEO: Baby hippo Fiona celebrates 4-month birthday at Cincinnati Zoo

Fiona (CREDIT: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden)

CINCINNATI (WCMH) — Wednesday marks a big milestone for Fiona the hippo, as she celebrates her 4-month birthday.

She was born on January 24 at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 6 weeks premature and weighing only 29 pounds. The zoo says average weight for a hippo at birth is 55-100 pounds.

Fiona required 24-hour critical care for several months. Now, she weighs 254 pounds and is making progress towards a family reunion with her parents in the future. The zoo says visitors will hopefully see her this summer.

The zoo released a video Wednesday of some of her big milestones over the past 4 months, and say they can’t wait for what the next 4 months will bring. 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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