Fiona hits major milestone, weighs in at 101 pounds Tuesday

CINCINNATI -- She started at just 29 pounds. 

Now she weighs more than 100. 

Our favorite baby hippo tipped the scales at the Cincinnati Zoo Tuesday at 101 pounds, hitting a major milestone that led to cheers of celebration on social media. 

Fiona has been eating plenty of hay, grain and formula, and she has an amazing appetite, zoo staff members said on Twitter. 

GALLERY: See Fiona's progress 

The hay Fiona eats is pre-chewed by her mother, Bibi. The zoo says that helps add good and healthy bacteria to Fiona's gut to help her digest.

Fiona was born six weeks early on Jan. 24. She weighed about 25 pounds lighter than the lowest recorded birth weight for this species.

Since then, she’s had some setbacks, but continues to grow in health and size. 

Here are some other cute Fiona videos from this week that you'll love: 


 

 
 
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