Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo

The amazing true story of the baby hippo who overcame the odds to become an international sensation

By Thane Maynard Read by Thane Maynard Animals / Children's Nonfiction / Science English, Unabridged Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs Tue Jul 17 00:00:00 UTC 2018 14.99 12.99 9781974900183 Add to Cart
Description
							On a cold January day in 2017, nearly two months before due date, Nile hippopotamus Bibi gave her keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden a big surprise: a tiny newborn hippo, no bigger than a football. The first premature hippo born and raised in captivity, baby Fiona was an underdog from the start: she couldn't nurse, she couldn't stay hydrated, and she wasn't thriving. But the staff at the zoo knew they could save her. They had to study the makeup of hippo milk for the first time ever and reach out to medical colleagues, including a team at the local children's hospital with superior vein-finding skills, to ensure that Fiona would begin to gain weight and become healthy. She soon became an internet sensation, her pictures and videos garnering thousands and thousands of likes and fans on Instagram and Facebook. Now a Fiona appearance at the Zoo mimics a Beatles concert. But what made this little hippo such a big hit all over the world? And what's in store for her and her family?