"Today is all about princess Fiona!" the zoo wrote about the hippo
Fiona the hippo is receiving a lot of love on her 7th birthday.
The Cincinnati Zoo celebrated its popular resident, who has been living there her entire life, in a sweet Instagram post Wednesday, featuring a compilation of videos of Fiona and a caption telling her story.
“Happy Birthday, Fiona! Today is all about princess Fiona! It’s hard to believe that 7 years ago today she crashed into our lives!” it reads. “There was so much uncertainty and fear when she was born so small and so early but she proved everyone wrong and secured a permanent place in all our hearts! She is resilient. She is a fighter. She is one-of-a-kind. She is Fiona! Happy happy Birthday Fiona!!”
The post, which has nearly 800 comments wishing Fiona well wishes on her special day, concluded with a chance for followers to win an “Ultimate Hippo Getaway” in Fiona’s honor.
“Take a walk down memory lane with us for Fiona’s 7th Birthday!” the caption says. “She went from being born six weeks premature and weighing 29 pounds to thriving and weighing in at a healthy 2,511 pounds today! 🤩 #teamfiona”
Supporters in the comments gushed over Fiona’s photos and videos — and the role the Cincinnati Zoo has played in taking care of her.
“Thank you for making sure sweet Fiona has a wonderful life ! 💗🦛❤️🦛,” wrote one follower.
Another commented: “I cried watching this! It's so beautiful! Thank you Cincinnati Zoo keepers for your dedication and love for all in your care! ❤️❤️❤️”
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“By sharing her ups and downs with the world (every day for almost two years), she became a beloved symbol of hope and a source of inspiration for millions of people,” the site says.
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