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Around-the-clock care has helped baby Fiona reach 200 pounds

Fiona caught mid-ear wiggle while chilling in her pool.


Fiona the premature baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has stolen millions of hearts from around the world. Since her early birth in February, she's taken huge strides, due in large part to the around-the-clock care she's receiving from her care team at the zoo.

Fiona is predicted to be fully reunited with her parents early this summer, and will be at Hippo Cove with them shortly after.

In this piece from USA Today, her 25-person care team talks about what it's like to take care of a 200-pound hippo. (That's right, Fiona is up to 200 pounds and continues to grow!)
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