Baby Hippo Fiona’s Outdoor Pool Progress

Thane Maynard, the director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Ohio talks with zookeeper Wendy Rice about Fiona, the zoo’s famous four-month-old baby hippopotamus, getting more and more comfortable with the deeper water of the zoo’s outdoor Hippo Cove exhibit. In the video below, Fiona spends some quality time with her rotund mom, Bibi, for the first time.

“A big milestone has been reached! Fiona and Bibi are now spending some time together in the same stall! Fiona has two points of exit when she and Bibi share space, and her care team supervises the short interactions.”

Previously: Fiona Explores Her Outdoor Pool for the First Time