Fiona the Baby Hippo Celebrates First Birthday After Premature Birth

January 21, 2018

The most famous animal at the Cincinnati Zoo is coming up on another milestone. Fiona the baby hippo was born six weeks premature, but people all over the world were cheering for her survival every day. She was born weighing only 29 pounds, which is half the normal weight of a newborn hippo, but her caretakers sensed this girl was a fighter. This weekend the zoo celebrated her first birthday.'s Mara Montalbano ( has more.