Need a Christmas Gift? Fiona the Hippo Is On Cameo
And she is raking in the CASH for the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens!
In case you've been living under a rock, let me introduce you to Fiona, the little hippo that could.
Posted by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Monday, November 9, 2020
Fiona was born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens back in January of 2017. And her birth wasn't without incident - she was six weeks premature and weighed 29 pounds, which is 25 pounds less than a hippopotamus should be at birth.
Luckily, she was nurtured by the animal care team and now, she's a happy and healthy 3-year-old hippo, weighing in at almost 1,500 pounds.
She's been a star since she was born, and her star continues to rise - she's now one of the many "celebrities" on the Cameo app.
One of Fiona's keepers, Jenna Wingate, told the local news station WLWT, "Cameo invited us to join. Fiona is such an international celebrity they thought it might be a good idea for her to have her own."
Posted by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Sunday, October 4, 2020
And Miss Fiona is definitely proving to be a cash cow...er, hippo - she's raised more than $65,000 for the zoo, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.
"It's going towards our emergency operating fund. We were shut down for a while. Hopefully that doesn't happen again, but it's important we are able and ready to support our animals whether the zoo is open or not."
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