How you can help Cincinnati Zoo’s premature hippo

How you can help Cincinnati Zoo’s premature hippo

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The hippo born six weeks early at the Cincinnati Zoo has captured hearts across the internet.

Since her Jan. 24 birth, the zoo has provided daily updates about Fiona's progress – from her first dip in the pool to nursing out of a bottle.

The premature hippo wasn't expected until March and was born 25 pounds underweight. She can't stand and is unable to nurse from mom, a 17-year-old hippo named Bibi.

Fiona is in the capable hands of zoo staff for 24 hours a day. She's also in close proximity to Bibi and Henry, the 35-year-old father of the calf.

Many people have asked how they can help care for Fiona, the zoo said.

They invite the public to consider making a donation to help with the cost of 24-hour-a-day critical care. Donations can be made here.  

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