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Baby hippo 'Fiona' makes her media debut at Cincinnati Zoo

World | Associated Press | June 1, 2017, 6:30 pm
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 Fiona made her debut to the media in Hippo Cove at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Cincinnati. The zoo emphasizes she isn't ready for public display but the media-only event was a step toward that. Fiona was born Jan. 24, weighing 29 pounds (13 kilograms). (Image: AP)

Fiona made her debut to the media in Hippo Cove at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Cincinnati. The zoo emphasizes she isn't ready for public display but the media-only event was a step toward that. Fiona was born Jan. 24, weighing 29 pounds (13 kilograms). (Image: AP)

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 Fiona made her debut to the media in Hippo Cove at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Cincinnati. The zoo emphasizes she isn't ready for public display but the media-only event was a step toward that. Fiona was born Jan. 24, weighing 29 pounds (13 kilograms). (Image: AP)

Fiona made her debut to the media in Hippo Cove at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Cincinnati. The zoo emphasizes she isn't ready for public display but the media-only event was a step toward that. Fiona was born Jan. 24, weighing 29 pounds (13 kilograms). (Image: AP)

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 Fiona made her debut to the media in Hippo Cove at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Cincinnati. The zoo emphasizes she isn't ready for public display but the media-only event was a step toward that. Fiona was born Jan. 24, weighing 29 pounds (13 kilograms). (Image: AP)

Fiona made her debut to the media in Hippo Cove at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Cincinnati. The zoo emphasizes she isn't ready for public display but the media-only event was a step toward that. Fiona was born Jan. 24, weighing 29 pounds (13 kilograms). (Image: AP)

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 In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Zookeeper Jenna Wingate discusses a Nile hippopotamus named Fiona born prematurely on Jan. 24, during an interview next to the pool of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Hippo Cove exhibit in Cincinnati. The zoo scheduled a Wednesday, May 31, event for news media to photograph the female hippo navigating the 9-foot-deep pool in the exhibit, a step toward Fiona eventually appearing in the exhibit during the zoo's public operating hours. (Image: AP)

In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Zookeeper Jenna Wingate discusses a Nile hippopotamus named Fiona born prematurely on Jan. 24, during an interview next to the pool of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Hippo Cove exhibit in Cincinnati. The zoo scheduled a Wednesday, May 31, event for news media to photograph the female hippo navigating the 9-foot-deep pool in the exhibit, a step toward Fiona eventually appearing in the exhibit during the zoo's public operating hours. (Image: AP)

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 In this Wednesday, April 12, 2017, photo, visitors read a sign depicting Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens' new baby hippopotamus, as they pass through the Hippo Cove exhibit, in Cincinnati. (Image: AP)

In this Wednesday, April 12, 2017, photo, visitors read a sign depicting Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens' new baby hippopotamus, as they pass through the Hippo Cove exhibit, in Cincinnati. (Image: AP)

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 In this April 12, 2017 photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Fiona a prematurely born hippopotamus, swims in her quarantine enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Cincinnati. Millions have seen her on video, thousands have bought 'Team Fiona' T-shirts and thousands more have chomped on Fiona-themed cookies. The public embrace of the Cincinnati Zoo's prematurely born hippopotamus has helped ease the months of backlash over the death of the zoo's gorilla Harambe. (Image: AP)

In this April 12, 2017 photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Fiona a prematurely born hippopotamus, swims in her quarantine enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Cincinnati. Millions have seen her on video, thousands have bought 'Team Fiona' T-shirts and thousands more have chomped on Fiona-themed cookies. The public embrace of the Cincinnati Zoo's prematurely born hippopotamus has helped ease the months of backlash over the death of the zoo's gorilla Harambe. (Image: AP)