18 thoughts on “The Mother and Child Reunion

  1. Flowerfanatic June 17, 2017 / 11:18 am

    What a special video I got when I saw it was from the Cincinnati Zoo. I was hoping it was about Fiona. But when I saw she was with Bibi, it made it even more special. It looks like Bibi MAY remember Fiona. At least there’s no aggression on Bibi’s part so far. Let’s hope the interaction between the 2 of them continues like we see in the video. I know the keepers are watching every move that’s made to insure nothing harmful comes to Fiona. We’re all keeping our fingers and toes crossed that the interaction continues to be a great mother/daughter reunion. ENJOY!! Lois M.

  2. Muppet2171 June 17, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Makes you wonder if Bibi knows who Fiona is or if she’s just showing the new kid the ropes… (I choose to believe the first one.)

  3. Duckie 🐥 June 17, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I was wondering if Bibi remembers previous babies, and if Fiona’s presence is causing mommy instincts to kick in. When Bibi lets Fiona use her as a sunbathing rock, I will cry.

  4. Eve S. June 17, 2017 / 11:35 am

    Just like when the kids come back from summer camp!

  5. debg June 17, 2017 / 11:57 am

    That was pure magic. Yes, I cried a little. Darling Fiona.

  6. Smartypants June 17, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    I wish I could upvote this a kajillion times! Watching them coast around together underwater, they look like Macy’s parade balloons. Lovely.

  7. allein 🐾 June 17, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Why is it, no matter how many times I see it, the flippy ears get me every time?

  8. benvolio June 17, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    There’s a great tip for plus-sized persons: to appear smaller, simply spend time with someone even larger than yourself. Thanks, Fiona!

  9. Murray C June 17, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    When Bibi open her mouth to let Fiona explore I guess that makes her a “Gaping Ma”?

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  10. Faye June 17, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I am thrilled to see this magical majestic interaction. The neurons and instincts in Fiona’s brain must be feeling that all is right and well now. Oh, I really am a Hippo!

  11. dubravkamcvmd June 17, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Fiona is fascinated by Bibi. The nuzzling is so sweet. Whether Bibi knows Fiona is her baby or not she is certainly interested in the little one, gentle and patient. I hope they continue to be happy together.

    • Doug June 19, 2017 / 7:40 am

      I’m gonna guess she knows .. What mom doesn’t know ?

    • Blue Footed Booby June 19, 2017 / 8:49 am

      There’s more to family than blood.

  12. Gigi the cat lady June 17, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I guess Fiona is not our baby anymore, now she is Bibi’s baby, and that’s as it should be. But she will always have a special place in my heart.

    • Doug June 19, 2017 / 7:41 am

      Oh .. no crying Auntie GiGi .. You (we) can always love her

  13. Catwhisperer June 19, 2017 / 5:00 pm


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