Zoo: Fiona reaches milestone with new weight

Zoo: Fiona reaches milestone with new weight
Fiona stepping on the scales. (Photo: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden)
Fiona stepping on the scales. (Photo: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden)

AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Zoo's beloved baby hippo reached a milestone Tuesday morning.

Fiona stepped on the scales at 101 pounds, the zoo said.  At last check on Sunday, she was tipping the scales at more than 90 pounds.

The Nile hippo weighed just 29 pounds when she was born in January. She has a long way to go before she reaches her adult weight of approximately 3,000 pounds.

The zoo said Fiona has a great appetite and is consuming hay and grain with formula.

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