In a world full of depressing news, The Debrief team is here to brighten your day with clips of internet sensation "Fiona the hippo."
This baby Nile hippo, who was born six weeks premature, resides in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. She was born in January and weighed only 29 pounds, which is relatively low compared to the average hippo birth weight of 55 to 100 pounds.
The zoo and Fiona's caretakers have been posting updates and video clips since her birth, and the latest video has gone viral, simply because it's so dang cute.
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While the baby hippo was initially wary of the bubbles, she did hang around long enough to give them a good inspection. The zoo captioned the clip: "What are bubbles? Fiona isn't sure! Caring for our animals includes providing them with enrichment, and Fiona's care team is introducing her to new stimuli like bubbles and cardboard. She wasn't a huge fan of the way bubbles felt on her skin, and tried to rub them off. Cardboard, however, has become one of her favorite things to wear!"
What are bubbles?Fiona isn’t sure!Caring for our animals includes providing them w/enrichment & introducing them to new stimuli like bubbles pic.twitter.com/FGX0WJcLaL— Cincinnati Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) May 27, 2017
What are bubbles?Fiona isn’t sure!Caring for our animals includes providing them w/enrichment & introducing them to new stimuli like bubbles pic.twitter.com/FGX0WJcLaL
Apparently the baby hippo is also a big fan of naps, and we're liking her more and more by the minute. In a photo posted to Twitter, Fiona luxuriously snoozes in her child-sized pool.
Nap time! Hippos are able to sleep in and out of the water. Fiona often snoozes underwater but that's not the case for this nap! #TeamFiona pic.twitter.com/UEZWsn9HDP— Cincinnati Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) May 6, 2017
Nap time! Hippos are able to sleep in and out of the water. Fiona often snoozes underwater but that's not the case for this nap! #TeamFiona pic.twitter.com/UEZWsn9HDP
"Nap time! Hippos are able to sleep in and out of the water. Fiona often snoozes underwater, but that's not the case for this nap! #TeamFiona" the zoo captioned the photo.
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While Fiona has not yet been allowed outside to meet her fans, she will most likely be making an appearance very soon. In the meantime, she's been keeping busy playing with a water hose. Aww.
Fiona has become an internet star in her own right, and rightly so, because she most definitely brightens our day with her cute antics. Can we have more baby hippos in the world, please?
This post was written by Arianna Chatzidakis. For more, check out our sister site The Debrief.
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