Here’s a fun way to join #TeamFiona. A portion of the proceeds from the #TeamFiona shirts and car magnets will help cover the cost of providing the level of support that our preemie needs. The campaigns end on March 10th so order yours today! Thank you!

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One-month-old Fiona has outgrown two pools already! Now that her IV has been removed, vets have given her the okay to resume supervised pool time. Hippos don’t actually swim. They float and are able to hold their breath for long periods. Spending time in the pool will help Fiona build muscle and lung strength, keep her skin moist and let her act like a hippo! Her new pool, purchased with...
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It's Photo Caption Friday! Come up with a clever caption for this photo and we will choose our favorite. The winner will get 4 tickets to the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show. Good luck!
Giraffe breakfast time. Remember it's half price admission through March 10 for Penguin Days presented by FirstEnergy Solutions. Gates open at 10am. Early entry for members begins on March 11th.
Sleep tight.
The baby boom continues at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Eight-year-old okapi Kuvua gave birth to a healthy, sixty-pound baby boy last week and all is well in the okapi barn. For more information : [ Cincinnatizoo.org Link ]
Fiona got pool time today for the first time in almost a week! Now that her IV is out, she can resume pool exercises. Wait for the snort at the end. #TeamFiona
Our Pic of the Week is from kgbohannon. Upload your Zoo photos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #cincyzoopic to be considered next week. Now that the Zoo offers free WiFi sharing your pictures is easy!
A sweet way to support Fiona! #TeamFiona
The fluffy tail on our Arctic fox, Sly, is perfect to wrap around herself like a scarf, keeping her nose warm on a cold day.
Hippos can open their mouths to a massive 150 degrees. The large ‘yawn’ is usually interpreted as an aggressive behavior, but we think Fiona is just opening wide! Speaking of wide, she has gained a few pounds and is now up to 54. #TeamFiona
The three Malayan tiger cubs born two weeks ago are gaining weight, opening their eyes and getting feisty! They’re fed by nursery staff six times a day. One of the cubs, referred to as #1 until the cubs are given names, is receiving special care from a local chiropractor to help it keep up with the others. #fblive
Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, who is currently raising Charlie an orphaned hippo and provided us with vital info when Fiona was born, was attacked. Join us in supporting this courageous team.

Rhino orphanage attacked. Please help. - Africa Geographic

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Good news! Fiona took two bottles this morning and seems to have more energy. She's still receiving fluids via IV but she is able to get up and move around with help from #TeamFiona
Congrats to Eric Benjamin Riley. We chose his caption "Settling this neck length debate once and for all.... now where's the giraffes." Have fun at the The Cincinnati Home and Garden Show.
A huge thank you to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for joining #TeamFiona! When premature baby hippo Fiona became dehydrated and in need of IV fluids, Zoo veterinary staff reached out to the Cincinnati Children’s nationally-renowned Vascular Access Team (VAT), and, like a good neighbor, they rushed over to help.

Cincinnati Children’s Joins #TeamFiona – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Learn more about what it takes to care for a premature baby hippo from Fiona's care team! #TeamFiona #FionaFix

Hippo Baby Blog #2: The Many Challenges of Raising a Preemie Hippo | Cincinnati Zoo Blog

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When a thorny devil is disturbed, the male painfully clamps down with the especially large spines on their powerful hind legs and release a skunk-like odor.
Sour milk?
Fiona is still getting fluids via IV and doing a little better on the bottle. Baby steps in the right direction! #TeamFiona