January 24, 2023

See Photos of Cincinnati Zoo's Hippo Fiona Throughout the Years in Honor of Her 6th Birthday

You've come a long way, baby!

On Jan. 24, 2017, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed Fiona the hippo into the world. Born six weeks premature and weighing only 29 pounds, Fiona defied the odds to become a legend of scrappy (and most definitely sassy) survival and a beloved Cincinnati icon. People from all over the world come to the Cincinnati Zoo to see Fiona up close (and Fiona's never been known to turn down a photo opp).

In honor of Fiona's 6th birthday, we put together this slide show of Fiona growing up from a tiny hippo to the queen she is now.
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Baby Fiona, 2017
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Baby Fiona, 2017
Baby Fiona, 2017
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Baby Fiona, 2017
Baby Fiona, 2017
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Baby Fiona, 2017
Baby Fiona, 2017
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Baby Fiona, 2017
Baby Fiona, 2017
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Baby Fiona, 2017
Baby Fiona, 2017
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Baby Fiona, 2017
Baby Fiona, 2017
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Baby Fiona, 2017
Baby Fiona, 2017
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Baby Fiona, 2017
Baby Fiona, 2017
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Baby Fiona, 2017
Baby Fiona, 2017
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Baby Fiona, 2017