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Fiona The Hippo And Her Mom Finally Met And It's Too Cute

By Aimee Lutkin

Fiona the hippo has been the pride and joy of the Cincinnati Zoo since she she came into the world in late January after capturing the Internet's heart with her story. Fiona was born prematurely, at only 29 pounds. The average weight for newborn hippos is 55 to 100 pounds. It was a huge undertaking to save her and the whole Internet was watching closely as her recovery started. We were all routing for her! The zoo basically had to monitor her 24/7, which meant that her mother Bibi couldn't do all the usual mother-daughter bonding stuff, like taking baths together:

Or explore her surroundings: