Fiona is up to 686 lbs! That's a 2,265% increase since she was born at only 29 lbs!
Fiona spotted with one of her favorite foods: lettuce! While not considered endangered, hippo populations are currently declining due to habitat loss and degradation, increased incidence of drought, and some poaching.
Happy 6 Month Birthday premature baby hippo Fiona! You've come a long way!!! Now get ready to have this song by Chris Rowlands get stuck in your head for the rest of the day!
Hippos vocalize on both land and in the water and are the only mammals that make amphibious calls. The weather is looking good for a potential Fiona spotting!
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Tricia Gatte Andrews My family is coming to see her Mother's Day weekend from North Carolina. Besides my child, I do believe it will be my best Mother's Day EVER!!!
Betty Krause OhmyGoodness, so cute! Mine, too, an overload or maybe we are being thought of. She is an uplifting inspiration, I am more than sure
Joan Wasner Handley Why is it that everything this little girl does just so stinking ADORABLE??!!! She even made farting in the pool adorable!!! that sweetheart!!!
Katie Straka It's no secret that I have loved this cheeky hippo since she was a wee one! Now just check out Fiona's ear wiggle here! TOO CUTE!!!
Cassandra Baker She's such a big girl now, really love her and all the great pics, you all did an amazing job of giving her a great start in life.
Danielle Reese So needed the cuteness after getting the call my sons school dismissing early as over caution to threats
Karen Straub Oh that girl! Everything about her just makes me smile! She has got some coordination going on there with those ears!
Dawn Fairchild Fabre Too much cuteness!!! Loves her!! Would it be weird if we made the 16 hour road trip from Louisiana just come see her?
Tiffany Sipe This needs the song “Moving In Stereo” by The Cars dubbed over it, a la the famous scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Tina Marie Newton Golembiewski She’s getting so big!! I’d like to see comparison pictures side by side of when she was tiny and now.
Nan McCallister Koch You've come a long way baby. My goodness a year ago we were praying for you to make it through each day.
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