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Cincinnati zoo’s Fiona the hippo to make media debut

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden announced her baby hippo, Fiona, will make its media debut on Wednesday evening.

The media will be allowed to take photos and film Fiona the investigations of the zoo, a Hippo’s Cove exhibition which will be her future, according to Fox 19.

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The zoo says Fiona is not yet ready for its public premiere, but the zoo is frequently posting photos and video updates of the baby hippo on its website. The videos attract tens of millions of online views.

Fiona has become a popular face of goods. Thousands of shirts with TeamFiona written sold next to Fiona-themed baked goods.

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Cincinnati-based Listermann Brewing Company, has announced that it is the name of a New England-style IPA in the hippo’s honor. The company said that it will donate 25 percent of the beer sales at the zoo’s care team.

Fiona is born on Jan. 24, six weeks early with a weight of only 29 pounds. The baby hippo overcame health scares in the first instance, but she is now on a healthy weight more than 100 pounds.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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