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.