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Just call her Professor Fiona.

The Cincinnati Zoo's famous premature baby hippo does more than delight social media fans and help sell a wide range of merchandise. She's also an educational and literary force, heroine of a half-dozen books so far and a popular subject for library and classroom activities.

The Cincinnati Zoo is preparing to take visitors to Australia and expand its elephant yard. The zoo announced the multi-million dollar expansion project Thursday morning, complete with a visit from Rocko the wallaby, a native Australian marsupial.

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This summer, Fiona the hippo will join the likes of Ezzard Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Jim Tarbell and other noteworthy Cincinnatians by getting her likeness painted on a mural downtown—and the artist could be you. 

The Cincinnati Zoo's baby aardvark is ready to meet the public. Three-month-old Winsol - so named because he was born on the Winter Solstice - is now on view in the Night Hunters habitat.

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The Cincinnati Zoo's famous baby hippo Fiona has plenty of admirers, mostly of the human kind—until now.

Nicknamed the "hippie ape," bonobos have plenty of love to go around. So it was only fitting the Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating them on Valentine's Day, which is also World Bonobo Day.

A Marshall University biology professor and his staff have successfully sequenced and analyzed the DNA of Ipuh, a Sumatran rhino who lived at the Cincinnati Zoo for 22 years. Its genome could answer specific questions about health and reproduction problems that has led to the decline of this endangered species.

Everyone's favorite hippo is getting a second season for her first birthday. The Cincinnati Zoo says The Fiona Show's second season launches Wednesday on Facebook Watch.

The oldest white tiger in any accredited North American zoo has died at the Cincinnati Zoo. Twenty two year old Akere lost his battle with oral cancer Thursday.

After struggling with health problems for several months, the Cincinnati Zoo says Henry the Hippo has died.

Three orphaned manatee calves are settling in nicely to their new home at the Cincinnati Zoo. Pippen, Matthew and Miles arrived last week from SeaWorld Orlando where they'd been raised after being rescued from the wild.

Two manatees are back in Florida and three new ones are now receiving care at the Cincinnati Zoo.

There's just no stopping the phenomenon that is Fiona the baby hippo. The Fiona Show debuts on Facebook's new Watch platform Tuesday around noon.

Fiona the hippo was catapulted into social media stardom from the day she arrived on the planet.

The baby hippopotamus was born at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year. At the time, she was six weeks premature and weighed only 29 pounds. While that might sound like a lot, most baby hippos weigh between 55 and 120 pounds at birth.

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