CINCINNATI (AP) - The father of the Cincinnati Zoo's popular baby hippo, Fiona, has joined her and mother, Bibi, in their first time together as a trio. The father, Henry, used to live at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Mo.
Zoo officials say Fiona, Bibi and Henry were united in the Hippo Cove outdoor pool on Tuesday morning before the zoo opened. They say the supervised visit of about an hour went well, with Bibi properly reacting protectively.
Fiona has been exploring the outdoor habitat with Bibi for several weeks, with some contact inside separately with Henry.
Fiona was born on Jan. 24, weighing 29 pounds. She overcame health scares and now weighs nearly 375 pounds. Her parents weigh about 10 times that amount.
Video updates such as Fiona taking a bottle, splashing or running have drawn millions of online views.
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