- YouTube/Inside Edition
Fiona, the world’s most famous hippopotamus that won over the hearts of the online community last year, just turned one on Wednesday (Jan 24).
The star of “The Fiona Show” can be seen devouring her birthday cake (a mouthwatering pineapple and watermelon display), with a little help from her mother, Bibi.
- Facebook/The Fiona Show
And she may just be one of the most popular one-year-olds around given the number of birthday wishes she’s already received.
Here are a few of them:
— Sheila Gray (@SheilaGrayTV) January 24, 2018
- Twitter/Sheila Gray
They grow up so fast. 😭 Happy 1st Birthday to our little darling #Fiona, who has gifted us with so many smiles since day one and was honestly the best thing to happen on planet Earth in 2017. ❤️ @CincinnatiZoo @WLWT pic.twitter.com/9lhTBbtq3k
— Alex Suckow WLWT (@AlexSuckowWLWT) January 24, 2018
- Twitter/Alex Suckow WLWT
— Noah Sellers (@SellersNoah) January 20, 2018
- Twitter/Noah Sellers
Fiona was the first Nile hippo to be born at the Cincinnati Zoo after 75 years, and was born six weeks early, weighing just 29 pounds. An average newborn hippo weighs anywhere from 55 to 120 pounds.