Cincinnati Zoo's baby hippo named honorary deputy sheriff

2017-07-14 10:17
Fiona, the prem hippo baby, swims outside for the first time with her father Henry. (Michelle Curley,Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden via AP)

Fiona, the prem hippo baby, swims outside for the first time with her father Henry. (Michelle Curley,Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden via AP)

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Cincinnati - A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo has been deputised.

Hamilton County's sheriff and several deputies presented Fiona and her team of caretakers with a certificate on Wednesday naming her honorary deputy sheriff.

It was the second milestone of the week for Fiona.

On Tuesday, her mother Bibi and father Henry joined her for their first time together as a trio.

The zoo says Fiona was underweight when she born on January 24, coming in at 13kg.  She overcame health scares and now weighs nearly 170kg. Her parents weigh about 10 times that.

Video updates such as Fiona taking a bottle, splashing or running have drawn millions of online views.

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