The Cincinnati Zoo's Fiona the Hippo is Now Accepting Zoom Calls

Time to make your virtual meetings more fun while raising funds for the Cincinnati Zoo

Apr 30, 2020 at 11:23 am
The Cincinnati Zoo's Fiona the Hippo is Now Accepting Zoom Calls
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Zoo

Have you exhausted all of your weird Zoom backgrounds and turned yourself into a talking potato enough times that your co-workers are sick of interacting with you during virtual meetings? 

Become the fun one in the "office" again by inviting Fiona the hippo to your next Zoom call with the Cincinnati Zoo's new program.

And it's not just for work. You can also video chat for happy hour or any other event with, yes, Fiona, but also Rico the porcupine or one of the zoo's giraffes. More animals may be added.

“We’ve all been on countless video calls at this point, and I know that I would love to see a new face in the mix,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard in a release. “Imagine the look on your co-workers’ faces when they see Fiona on the agenda! I’m sure the chat would fill up with questions for the world’s most famous hippo!” 

All calls last around 15 minutes and can be customized to the agenda and video conferencing platform. Who knows, maybe Fiona is a branding whiz and can help you with your next campaign?

A call with Fiona costs $750 for 15 minutes, Rico is $250, a giraffe is $250 and a mystery animal is $250.

All funds from the Cincinnati ZOOm meetings will go to the zoo's Emergency Operating Fund.