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It’s a Boy!! Fiona The Hippo Has A Little Brother


Aug 13, 2022
It’s a Boy!! Fiona The Hippo Has A Little Brother

Cincinnati Zoo’s world-famous hippo Fiona has a “little” brother

CINCINNATI, OH (August 8, 2022) — Massive information from Hippo Cove! Keepers had been capable of get an excellent take a look at the newborn hippo born on the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Backyard on August 3 this morning and decided that Fiona’s sibling is a boy!!


“We’re simply completely satisfied that the calf is wholesome. The intercourse didn’t matter a lot to the hippo staff, however it is going to be fascinating to look at and evaluate the behavioral variations between a hand-raised lady and a mom-raised boy,” stated Cincinnati Zoo’s director of animal care, Christina Gorsuch. “Will this calf be as snug with people as Fiona is? Will he be much less unbiased? Will he love cameras?”

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The staff has not but chosen a reputation for the calf and is on the lookout for strategies. When you have one, you may submit it right here. They’ll evaluate submissions and announce the title later this week.


“Bibi and the newborn are doing nice collectively. They’re inseparable, which is why it took nearly 5 days to make certain in regards to the intercourse,” stated Gorsuch. “They’ll proceed to bond inside for one more week or two. Fiona and Tucker are exterior, so guests will nonetheless have the ability to see hippos after they come to the Zoo.”


Zoo members have entry to dwell cams within the out of doors habitat and might watch the motion in Hippo Cove from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. every day. Entry to the dwell hippo cams can be obtainable to Digital Members. NOTE: Cameras might not be on throughout introductions or when the animal staff wants personal entry.



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