Stop what you're doing and watch Fiona play with a hose at the Cincinnati Zoo

She's just like her mom and pop
Posted at 1:58 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 13:58:00-04

CINCINNATI -- Fiona is looking more and more like her mom and pop every day. 

The Cincinnati Zoo released video Wednesday of the adorable baby hippo playfully drinking water from a hose. 

The zoo says Fiona's parents, Bibi and Henry, both love "hose play" and it seems that adorable quality runs in the family.

This was her first experience using the hose. Zoo officials said the water was slightly cooler than it is in her pool, but not chilled. Her care team has to pay attention to details like water temperatures because Fiona is not fully able to regulate her own body temperature just yet. 

While you're here, we have even more cute Fiona video for you. 

Our favorite baby hippo got a bedroom upgrade this week -- and its equipped with a mirror. In a video released on the zoo's Facebook page Tuesday, Fiona was caught looking at her reflection for the first time and going in for a kiss. 


The new hippo digs are closer to her parents, Bibi and Henry. Right now, she’s taking short visits to the bigger space and from the looks of it, she’s closely inspecting her new room.

GALLERY: See Fiona's progress

As soon as her vets and care team think Fiona is ready, she’ll spend more time in the space. It includes a heated soaking tub, which means she’ll be able to choose whether she wants to nap in or out of water.

Fiona was born six weeks early on Jan. 24 and only weighed 29 pounds, about 25 pounds lighter than the lowest recorded birth weight for this species.

Since then, she’s had some setbacks, but continues to grow and was reportedly taken off oxygen treatments on Monday. She's now over 80 pounds.