Premature Baby Hippo Moves Into Bigger Pool
A baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo born prematurely is doing well after one month. Adorable Fiona is growing quickly now and has outgrown two pools.
One-month-old Fiona has outgrown two pools already! Now that her IV has been removed, vets have given her the okay to resume supervised pool time. Hippos don’t actually swim. They float and are able to hold their breath for long periods. Spending time in the pool will help Fiona build muscle and lung strength, keep her skin moist and let her act like a hippo! Her new pool is set up close to mom and dad so she can hear and smell them.
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