Show your love and help everyone’s favorite hippo celebrate her birthday

Show your love and help everyone’s favorite hippo celebrate her birthday

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The big day is nearing as the Cincinnati Zoo is offering plenty of ways for everyone to celebrate Fiona’s birthday.

The world’s most famous hippo is turning four years old on Jan. 24 and to help celebrate Cincinnati businesses partnered with the Zoo to create special Fiona-themed merchandise.

Also, 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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