Cincinnati Zoo's prem hippo takes first steps

2017-02-05 22:18
Prem hippo calf Fiona soon after her birth. (Michelle Curley, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden via AP)

Prem hippo calf Fiona soon after her birth. (Michelle Curley, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden via AP)

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Cincinnati - The Cincinnati Zoo says a baby hippo born prematurely has taken her first steps.

Zoo spokesperson Michelle Curley said on Sunday that Fiona was active during the night and consumed a good amount of formula by herself.

The baby's mother, 17-year-old Bibi, gave birth six weeks early on January 24 to the first Nile hippo born there in 75 years.

Staffers have been working to help Fiona grow, get stronger and learn to nurse on her own. They keep her close enough to her parents so they can hear and smell each other.

The zoo is providing updates on its website.

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