You’ve been with us since day 1, following the journey of premature baby hippo Fiona. Now it’s time to celebrate! Our little hippo turns one on Jan 24, but we’re celebrating on Saturday, Jan 20! Make sure to wear your TeamFiona shirt and gear to the party!
First 1,000 families will get a hippo bath mat (while supplies last)*
Birthday enrichment throughout the Zoo
Get a commemorative Fiona foot stamp while supplies last
Sign Fiona’s birthday card from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Hippo Cove
Busken cake and cookies from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (while supplies last)
Graeter’s ice cream from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (while supplies last)
Hippo care team members will be available for chats and Q&A from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Specialists from Children’s Hospital who helped save Fiona will be here from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Authors of Fiona books will be available for autographs from 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Zoo’s Gift Shop
Temps must be 50° + with sunny skies for hippos to be outside. (This is at the discretion of our animal care staff & could change without notice.)
To RSVP to the party click: here
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Supporters reacted to Fiona's First Birthday Celebration
Vicki Kerns I will send birthday wishes to our special girl from Kansas City. You are so beautiful & such a miracle & inspiration to us all. One little hippo brought together people from all over the world. That is pretty amazing. We love you, Miss Fiona.
Melanie Miller Lol. An she can pose for pics like some of her human friends wth her tongue stickin out..
Shannon Cole Wish I could make it but not making the road trip from Chicago until Spring when it's warm enough for Fiona to be outside.
Susan Gaskins Svetanoff I was there the first part of November to see her. She is really awesome. I am in Arizona now or I would come to the party. Just love our Fi.
Jessica Milam I just hope that they live stream it for those of us who can't attend but still love our dear adorable Fiona!
Liz Kina Happy Birthday Fiona!!! Hope you Have a Fabtabulous Day!!!! BIG HUGS and LOVE
Karen Singletary Russell I’ve been following Fiona for a long time. However, I just realized she has the same birthday as my buddy Ed Trowell and I!
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