Help celebrate Fiona’s 4th birthday and you could meet the birthday girl

Help celebrate Fiona’s 4th birthday and you could meet the birthday girl
You can help Fiona celebrate her fourth birthday. (Source: Cincinnati Zoo Twitter account)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Zoo is giving you the chance to not only help celebrate Fiona’s birthday but also meet the famous hippo.

To celebrate, the Zoo is hosting Float4Fiona, which is an apple race in Hippo Cave. To get people involved in the fun, Cincinnati Zoo has made the apples available for purchase and the owner of the winning apple along with three guests will get to meet Fiona.

“Since we can’t invite people to a big old party for Fiona this year, we will hold the race before the Zoo opens on her birthday, Jan. 24, and share it live on Facebook so people everywhere can watch and hope their apple finishes first,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard. “If you win and are not able to travel to meet Fiona in person, you can opt for a private video chat and custom-made hippo kiss painting.”

Prizes will be awarded to the first four apples to go across the finish line. Second, third, and fourth place finishers will receive limited-edition Fiona kiss prints.

You have from now through Jan. 20 at 12 a.m. to buy your apple.

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