Fiona Update: We Need to Go Deeper

Fiona the preemie hippo turned three months old yesterday, and she continues to grow and develop her natural hippo abilities. After Team Fiona introduced her to a bigger pool, they raised the water level so she could work on her diving skills.

But that’s not all. Here she is learning how to work her big hippo mouth, which will eventually be able to bend back 150 degrees when she’s a grown-up.

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13 thoughts on “Fiona Update: We Need to Go Deeper

  1. Emsthemonster April 25, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    At first sight it looked as if she had been floating next to an underwater xylophone!
    (or maybe it is already bedtime for monsters with high temperature)

  2. Kar April 25, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    I’m kind of curious what she’s learning by standing on her head underwater, its kind of obvious that she floats.

    So she’s obviously a witch.

    • Duckie 🐥 April 25, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      I was wondering if she forgot which end of her is supposed to do the breathing!

  3. debg April 25, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Deeper? I’m so deep in love with this little girl, it’s not possible! Underwater ballet at its finest.

    • Duckie 🐥 April 25, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      She needs a tutu!

      • Alice Shortcake April 25, 2017 / 2:22 pm

        You beat me to it – she’s the world’s blorpiest ballerina!

      • Gigi the cat lady April 25, 2017 / 7:23 pm

  4. Amy April 25, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I loff how she stands on her tippy toes to scan where the people are. And the sleepy eyes when she picks up the ball in the 2nd video!

  5. Shan April 25, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Hippos are so graceful in the water, it’s amazing.

  6. Murray C April 25, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    So much to love here – as mentioned, standing on tippy toes, standing on head. Duckie, I love your remark about not knowing which end she was breathing from. I like the idea of increasing the size of the ball to stretch out her jaw. (I don’t really think that’s what they’re doing……. or do I???)

  7. Ricky's Mom April 25, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Big ball. Open mouth. Ack, ptui—not tasty!

  8. Koixka April 25, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Hipponotic swim. 🎶 🎵 🎶

  9. allein 🐾 April 25, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Only three months!? I feel like we’ve been watching her much longer than that!

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