Meet Bibi’s hippo youngster as Cincinnati Zoo celebrates arrival of Fiona’s sibling


The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has launched that its hippo Bibi has given starting to a second youngster on Wednesday.

Social media is celebrating the arrival of Bibi’s healthful hippo youngster.

Bibi is already mother to Fiona, who develop into an internet sensation and is probably going one of many hottest members of the zoo.

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Meet Bibi’s hippo youngster at Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo’s hippo Bibi has given starting to her second youngster at 10 pm on Wednesday, August third, the zoo launched in a press launch.

Earlier this yr, zoo members confirmed that Bibi is pregnant collectively along with her second youngster whereas she was on contraception.

The announcement was made spherical April Fool’s Day this yr and some people initially thought that it was a joke.

“The appearance of a healthy, full-term hippo baby last night around 10 p.m. confirms that a) the hippo team was not joking, and b) baby hippos are adorable!” the zoo said in its launch.

Zoo celebrates the toddler’s arrival

The zoo workers celebrated the hippo youngster’s arrival and launched an announcement in its media launch.

Cincinnati Zoo’s director of animal care Christina Gorsuch said: “This calf appears to be like big to us as a result of Fiona, Bibi’s first child, solely weighed 29 kilos when she was born six weeks untimely and wasn’t capable of stand on her personal. This new calf weighs no less than twice as a lot as Fiona did and is already strolling.

“We’re not sure if nursing has occurred yet because the water is murky. It’s Bibi’s first time nursing, since Fiona had to be cared for by the hippo staff, so we’re keeping a close eye on them to make sure we don’t need to step in.”

How to see them

Bibi and its youngster shouldn’t be going to be seen to most of the people right away, the Zoo said in its press launch. But footage and flicks may be discovered on social media and the zoo’s website online.

Tucker and Fiona will likely be found of their outdoors habitat as common in addition to all through key introduction situations.   

Guests have entry to reside cameras inside the outdoors habitat and should watch the movement in Hippo Cove from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm every day. Guests can also entry reside hippo cameras through Virtual Members.

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