Baby Hippo Fiona Takes Her First Swim With Her Mom And Dad –
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Ohio shared this new footage of Fiona, the zoo’s famous five-month-old baby hippopotamus, enjoying some family bonding time with both of her parents, Bibi and Henry, for the first time, in the the zoo’s giant outdoor habitat, Hippo Cove.
“Family reunion! We’ve never been more excited about a post! BiFi (the power duo name that’s being used for Bibi and Fiona) was joined by Henry this morning for the first time. The three were introduced in Hippo Cove’s outdoor pool before the Zoo opened, supervised by their care team. The short introduction went well. Bibi intervened when Henry got too close to Fiona, which was exactly what we were hoping to see. Introductions will continue. There is still no set schedule for when Fiona will be out. When she is out, she has access to go inside, so visitors may or may not see her. Please be understanding if you visit the Zoo and Hippo Cove is closed off as the family needs time to get used to each other in the outdoor pool.”