It’s not all about losing weight in the new year, according to one very body-positive hippo.
Fiona, the nearly 2-year-old hippopotamus from the Cincinnati Zoo, just hit 1,000 pounds and has no intentions of shedding those pounds in 2019.
Hooray! 🎉 Fiona finally broke the 1,000 pound milestone! That's a long way from the 29 pounds she weighed when she was born six weeks premature on January 24, 2017! Her #NewYearsReZOOlution: to keep growing! #teamfiona pic.twitter.com/xbXydyUcA2
— Cincinnati Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) December 26, 2018
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The zoo posted an adorable video of the curvaceous creature at her weigh-in, and proclaimed her New Year’s “ReZOOlution” to continue growing.
Fiona’s stunning 971-pound weight gain is a milestone for the zoo, which welcomed her to much fanfare on Jan. 24, 2017 — when she weighed just 29 pounds.
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Her birth — she was born six weeks premature — sparked not only viral rapture, but a TV show, a children’s book and a mural in downtown Cincinnati. All the while, the zoo shared updates on her increasingly Rubenesque figure: A tweet in August 2017 announced that “Fiona’s neck rolls are getting bigger! Today the scale read 421lbs for this chunky chunky hippo.” More than 18,000 people retweeted the news.
Now, fans online are calling her a New Year’s resolution hero, proclaiming “we stan an icon” and “this is the Christmas gift I needed.”