Fiona the Hippo has been breaking the internet since she was just a tiny premature calf at the Cincinnati Zoo three years ago.
When she was born, she was unable to stand or eat on her own — but since, her fans around the globe have watched her grow into a healthy, 1,300-pound beast.
Here are five times Fiona has made our day over the past few years:
1. Any time she plays with bubbles
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
2. When she danced like a ballerina
Turn your sound on for the Fiona ballet. Keep in mind that with the cooler temperatures upon us that the hippos can only go outside if it's 50 degrees or above. It's always a good idea to the check the Zoo Today page on our website before visiting to see all zoo updates for the day.http://cincinnatizoo.org/zoo-today/ #hippo #babyhippo #teamfiona #fionafix #cincinnati #cincinnatizoo #closeenoughtocare
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3. She somehow managed to make farting graceful
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4. Who can forget when she surfed on her mom’s back?
Fiona hitching a ride then doing an impressive dismount. Hippos can hold their breath for up to 5 minutes before pushing off the bottom to come up for air. Resurfacing for air is so instinctual that a hippo sleeping underwater will rise and breathe without waking up.
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5. When she flashed her pearly whites
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Fiona might not be the pint-sized cutie she once was, but she still has a hippo-sized space in our hearts.
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