Fiona’s settling into her new home at the Cincinnati Zoo and enjoying lots of playtime with her loving mama Bibi. And now that the public can see her up close, they’re loving her too. (via Lois M.)
Fiona the preemie hippo now weighs 317 pounds, which is the normal weight for a full-term hippo of her age, according to the Cincinnati Zoo. Fiona and her mother Bibi are making more visits to the outdoor pool where they bond and play together.
It’s finally happened. After a premature birth and round-the-clock care, Fiona has joined her mother Bibi in the main hippo pool at the Cincinnati Zoo, swimming together and getting along swimmingly.
Thanks as always to Lois M.
As we follow the adventures of Fiona, you may ask: How can I get more hippo into my life? Sadly, the house hippo remains a cruel myth, but you can still have hippos around the house with products like these.
The Hippomark lurks between — and beneath — the pages of your favorite books, marking your place while it grazes for adverbs and dangling participles. (Peleg Design, $9.95)
And while you’re reading, enjoy a cup of your favorite tea. Hippos enjoy the comfy warmth of a nice cup of tea, and the aroma of jasmine or chamomile fills their nostrils with delight. (GAMAGO Hippo Tea Infuser, $16.71)
And what goes well with tea? Cookies! This hippo cookie cutter is just the thing for baking cookies that look as good as they taste. (R&M Hippo 4″ Cookie Cutter, $5.16)
Adding a bit of greenery keeps every home healthy and welcoming. This hippo is happy to help by letting you plant your favorite succulent inside his ample body. (GeLive Planter with Tray Saucer, $12.99)