Fiona the Hippo is NOT the Newest Cadbury Bunny

This frog is.

Betty the bunny - Photo: Cadbury
Photo: Cadbury
Betty the bunny

Despite giving it her best try, the Cincinnati Zoo's Fiona the hippo is not the newest Cadbury bunny. A frog named Betty is. 

Fiona auditioned for the international contest, hosted by Cadbury, to be featured in their annual Easter commercials. The winner gets fame and fortune, plus $5,000.

On her audition page, the hippo sports a new look — bunny ears and buck teeth — and tells more about herself. A product of a premature birth, Fiona was the smallest hippo to be born in a zoo and survive. Now 4 years old, she resides in the Cincinnati Zoo with her mother, Bibi.

Photo entries were accepted through March 1 and the judging phase took place March 10-17.

And although “NoBUNNY is cuter than Fiona!," America voted for Betty. Her win was announced this week.

Per the description: "This is Betty! She is an Australian White's Treefrog. I know she would look great on TV because, as you can see, she is very photogenic!"

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