Fiona Update: Hit the Showers, Kid

Fiona the preemie hippo is now approaching unearthly levels of cuteness as she enjoys a bit of hose play, an interest she seems to share with Bibi and Henry, her mother and father. According to the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona still can’t regulate her body temperature, so the hose water must be a lukewarm temperature that won’t chill her.

“She gets cuter every day if thatโ€™s possible,” says Fiona watcher Lois M.

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12 thoughts on “Fiona Update: Hit the Showers, Kid

  1. Ricky's Mom March 16, 2017 / 8:47 am

    Unearthly levels of cuteness covers it. I never thought I’d ever feel so vested in a hippopotamus (although I’ve always like them), but Fiona is a the world’s greatest ambassador for her species.

    • allein ๐Ÿพ March 16, 2017 / 9:03 am

      I’ll be honest, I wasn’t in a hurry to watch the first couple Fiona videos that were posted here (I usually have to wait a bit to watch videos if they’re posted when I’m at work) but I’m getting more and more sucked into the cute.

  2. allein ๐Ÿพ March 16, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Her gaping maw is so adorable.

  3. tara March 16, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Ah – so much cuteness this early in the morning! sigh. My day will be a good one.

  4. allein ๐Ÿพ March 16, 2017 / 9:04 am

    I guess little kids opening their mouths to catch rain or snow is a cross-species sort of thing…

    • Smartypants March 16, 2017 / 11:27 am

      LOL, that was my first thought too – ‘so ALL kids like to play in sprinklers!’

      • Haha March 16, 2017 / 2:13 pm

        But does it make them all happy enough to incubate them?

  5. DebG March 16, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Her cutest video so far! I can’t take much more of this! (Also can’t wait to get my Team Fiona sweatshirt later this month.)

    • Max's Mom March 16, 2017 / 11:21 am

      Some “little pink tongue” action here and there, too.

    • Smartypants March 16, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Oh, I saw the shirts on the Cincy Zoo’s website – very cute!

    • Laura March 16, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      I ordered the t-shirt. And I heard from them a few days ago, thanking me for ordering it and assuring me it would be on its way shortly. Yay for Team Fiona!

  6. Doug March 16, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Poor Fiona .. Those won’t Hippoparazzi leave her alone .. *hehe*

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