Now we've created a book for her, too. In November, WCPO will publish "My Best Friend Fiona," a limited-edition illustrated children's book, with permission from the Cincinnati Zoo.
Created by WCPO cartoonist Kevin Necessary and community reporter Lucy May, "My Best Friend Fiona" tells the story of the little hippo who never gave up and how she became the superstar she is today. The 32-page hardcover book, which is sponsored by Skyline Chili, features illustrations of Fiona, her family and her adoring public.
"Fiona has so much personality, so she was really fun to illustrate," Necessary said. "And like most of Cincinnati, Lucy has a true obsession with Fiona, and you can tell that she put her hippo-loving heart into bringing this book to life."
WCPO will donate 20 percent of proceeds to support Fiona's care at the Cincinnati Zoo.