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Things We Saw Today: Fiona the Hippo Reunites With Both Her Parents

“They were out for about two hours, before the Zoo opened, and did well together”.Fiona bonded with her mom and dad for the first time on Tuesday, according to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. It’s a hard read, as it goes through many examples of media that don’t do the proper preparation or don’t approach these scenes with sensitivity, but it illuminates an aspect of the industry that we all care a lot about. And feel free to cry. She overcame health scares and now weighs almost 375 pounds (170 kilograms). She has met both her parents separately, but this was the first time she finally got to play with both of them together. She was 2 feet tall at her shoulder and 55 inches long.”Bibi and Henry each weigh more than 3,000 pounds”, said Christina Gorsuch, curator of mammals at the Cincinnati Zoo, in a May statement. At first, she needed round-the-clock care. She has demonstrated a very real understanding that Fiona is a baby and must be interacted with and handled in a gentle way, a stark contrast to some of her interactions with Henry! The baby hippo was born prematurely in January, and has since amassed swathes of internet fans who have become obsessed with watching this adorable animal grow. Little Fiona even managed the hippo equivalent of a piggy back! We eagerly await more updates from this sweet hippo family.