Upcoming Events for the Next 7 Day(s)

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 61 to 67 of 67
  1. #61
    Administrator mykittysmama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    6,038
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France

  2. #62
    Administrator mykittysmama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    6,038
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Cincinnati Zoo‏ @CincinnatiZoo Jun 28

    How much would you LOVE a kiss on the cheek from Fiona?! Fiona & her mom Bibi have been spending more and more time together bonding.


    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France

  3. #63
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    by water
    Posts
    608
    Blog Entries
    2
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    such a sweet heart. I am worried about her lungs.
    my posts are my opinion only

  4. #64
    Administrator mykittysmama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    6,038
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Cincinnati Zoo‏ @CincinnatiZoo 6h6 hours ago

    Fiona Stats: She is 2ft tall at her shoulder, she's 55" from nose to tail, her tail is 9" long & she weighs 356lbs today!


    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France

  5. #65
    Admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    2,191
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    She's come such a long way...what a beautiful girl !

  6. #66
    Administrator mykittysmama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    6,038
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Long-Awaited Hippo Family Reunion at the Cincinnati Zoo Happens Without a Hitch

    July 11, 2017




    CINCINNATI, OH (July 11, 2017) – The reunion that the world has been waiting for finally happened this morning at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Hippo Cove when BiFi (power duo name for Fiona and her mom, Bibi) was joined by Fiona’s dad Henry.

    “The introduction lasted about an hour, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it went,” said Christina Gorsuch, curator of mammals at the Cincinnati Zoo. “Fiona has been exploring the outdoor habitat with her mom for several weeks and has had contact with Henry inside, but today was the first time that the three hippos have been together. Bibi was protective of Fiona and gave Henry cues about how to interact appropriately with the little one.”





    Family introductions will continue and the hippo care team, encouraged by what they saw this morning, hopes to increase the trio’s time together. There is still no set schedule for when Fiona will be outside, with her mom or with both parents. When she is out, she has access to go inside, so visitors may or may not see her.

    “It has taken almost six months to reach this major milestone, and it feels great,” said Gorsuch. “There’s no manual on how to hand raise and reintroduce a premature hippo, but our animal care staff got Fiona through health hurdles and overcame curveballs to get us where we are now. I’m proud of our team.”

    Fiona weighed 29 pounds when she was born, on January 24, which is about 25 pounds lighter than the lowest recorded birth weight for this species. The normal range is 55-120 pounds. Today she weighs almost 375 pounds. Her parents weigh about ten times that.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France

  7. #67
    Admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    2,191
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Amazing! Love the BiFi nickname, lol, they're a power duo for sure.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •