The Cincinnati Zoo was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was recognized by Parents Magazine as #7 on the “Top 10 Best Zoos for Kids.” Over one million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is home to animals, plants, keepers, educators, scientists, conservationists, photographers, horticulturists, designers, writers, creative thinkers, interns and volunteers! Most staff members are here because we are passionate about the Zoo’s mission. This blog allows us to share our passion using various methods of expression.
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Watching the zoo staff’s dedication and skill in working with Baby Hippo Fiona has been incredible! Good job folks.
I hope “Fiona” pulls through. She has the best care possible.
To the staff, a BIG thank you!
Watching the vets, techs, and all staff concerned has been so moving. Each day I look forward to the “news of the day” about baby Fiona. Thank you to all involved and keep fighting Fiona! You have lots of guardian angels watching over you!
such dedicated employees. love watching them.
The story of Fiona’s initial days of life has given me chills! I can’t express enough how impressed I am at the skill and devotion the staff has demonstrated in getting this little one off the ground! Thank you for sharing this remarkable story with us!
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This has by far, been the most exciting experience to observe, #TEAM FIONA ROCKS!!!
I literally had tears rolling down my face today reading this blog, I’m tickled pink for you all, but very jealous just the same, given the opportunity, I would have paid to experience this rare opportunity, Thank-you so much for sharing!
There aren’t words to express how wonderful I think all of you are who have put your heart and souls into saving this precious little one. And Fiona has given me something to look forward to every day and a reason to smile every day. She just melts my heart and in these trying times, that adorable face and pudgy little body bring in such a ray of sunshine. Between Fiona doing better and April the giraffe in labor, my heart is going to explode! Sending lots of love and good wishes for Fiona’s continued progress and strength and guidance to her care team! Love you guys!
OMG what a difference a week makes fiona you have put a big smile on my face on how you are improving you keepers and medical staff are Simply The Best you are a credit to them keep up the good fight sweetheart
I’m so glad that Fiona is getting stronger and healthly each day….I’m glad that the good LORD has watch her to be one mature hippo someday ….. I hope I can visit her in the near future.
sloths are relly cool i personly love sloths
i am so happy that yo and your staff keep up dating us followers on Fiona’s progress every day. you all are doing such an awesome job with us and her. please do not stop up dating us on facebook. I fell in love with her and look forward on seeing on how she is doing daily. thank you so very much !!!!!!
Fiona, you hang in there and let Mom and Dad know what a good (and cute) girl you are. LOVE YOU, SWEET FE!
I was wondering what spieces of hippo is Fieno
Just read The Reunion Blog , Thank you …. it helps to understand all that your working on and how things are turning out. I appreciate any organization that is working with the animals of the world and their continued existence . My whole family want to know what I have learned about how Miss Fiona is doing, how her relationship with Mom and eventually Dad is going. We live in Indianapolis and I so much love our Zoo, use to come to the Cincinnati Zoo often but we do not travel as much as we use to … so keeping up with your progress through this is wonderful … Thank all of you for what you do , I understand in a smaller way as all of our cats and dogs have been rescues through the years at one time we had 7 cats 3 dogs which was a bit heck with teenagers and both of us working but we all learned a lot from it.. again thank you for what you do
Fiona has made me at least admit that there is a state, that is Under the GREAT STATE of MICHIGAN! I enjoy watching her development and interaction with her Human Helpers and Bibi her Mom. Plus the Lil Girl does have a bit of attitude. That is kinda Cool.
Inhave watched Fiona’s story from day one! This precious little one and her care team are incredible! We’ve learned so much about Hippo’s. Everyday I go to your FB page for my Fiona, Bibi, and Henry fix! Such a wonderful Happy story! Thank you all for sharing and for all that you do for the animals you serve!
I have watched Fiona’s story from day one! This precious little one and her care team are incredible! We’ve learned so much about Hippo’s. Everyday I go to your FB page for my Fiona, Bibi, and Henry fix! Such a wonderful Happy story! Thank you all for sharing and for all that you do for the animals you serve!
I have so enjoyed Fiona and her bloat and now you have a baby rino also I hope you publish him to.Thankyou for your love and care of all your animals
It has been amazing to watch this process…. the zoo staff should be so proud! We all LOVE Fiona!!!
For those of you that like series books there is a series by Michael C. Grumbly called Breakthrough. Starting in the second book the author brings in a three year old gorilla named Dulce. The author seems to have done his research on both dolphins and gorillas.
Can you please post more about Henry’s illness: does he still get in the water, is he just laying still, can he stand, is he drinking fluids. It’s hard to pray and wonder more about his condition? I envision his condition by just your comment that he is ill and not eating! Please. I’M wondering what you do to get nutrition/food in him? Does Bibi spend time with him?
You guys need to add a proper and easy Unsubscribe link in your email messages. What you are doing is illegal under CAN-SPAM act. Please take it seriously.
Awww im so sad for henry and the girls. I hate to hear this.
I ask the Universe to hold Henry in safe and tender care, and that all our love hold up his spirit. I ask for guidance for Henry’s caring medical staff that they are led to the very best decisions for this wonderful animal. Peace be to all who are able to help creatures, often foregoing personal needs, and I’m so thankful that we have such a Zoo here in Cincinnati that cared so deeply for a tiny baby hippo, allowing her to know and be taught, guided and loved by both her parents. Thank you, Thane!
Thank you for all the updates on our girls! Big thanks for keeping us informed during the winter months! Looking forward to all the pictures and Videos! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving everyone! Cheers!
Coming to the zoo next month for the first time to see Fiona and my favorite wildlife Tigers. Love them all but Tigers are my favorite.
thank you guys!!!!
I’m at school but i honestly think that that cheetah loves that dog!
Aw! the cheetahs cute!
Also the dog is obviously cute too!
I love reptile’s….
happy place! thanks for what you do for these wonderful animals!