Cincinnati Zoo’s hippo Bibi gives birth to a second baby hippo

TIME TO. BREAKING NEWS. THE WAIT IS OVER. IN OUR NEWSROOM, FIONA IS A BIG SISTER. KELLY: I WILL. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE BIRTH BUT I DON’T HAVE IT. THE MOTHER WAS BORN AT 10:00 AM. THE CINCINNATI ZOO MAKES THE ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY. LOOK AT THAT. ADORABLE VIDEO OF THIS NEWBORN RIVER JACK. WE ARE TOLD THAT BIBI AND THE CALF, WHICH YET ARE YET TO BE KNOWN, WILL SPEND TWO WEEKS BONDED BEHIND THE SCENES. Zookeepers joke baby is huge because FIONA WADE ONLY weighs 29lbs. THIS NEW CAP WEIGHS TWICE THE MUCH. IT’S ALREADY RUNNING. RANDI: OH MY GOD. KELLY: THIS WAS A BIG SURPRISE FOR THE ZOO. BIBI WAS IN BIRTH CONTROL FOLLOWING COMPLICATIONS AT BIRTH AT FIONA AND THEY WERE NOT SURE SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THIS AGAIN. RANDI: LOOK HOW CUTE. COLIN: I’M SURE YOU MIGHT ALLOW A LITTLE TIME TO BE WITH THE BABY. KELLY: TWO WEEKS WILL BIND YOU. Tucker and Fiona are somewhere else. BIBI DID NOT CARE FOR FIONA BECAUSE SHE WAS SO SMALL.

Fiona is a big sister: the hippo Bibi at the Cincinnati Zoo gives birth to her second baby hippo

The Cincinnati Zoo’s most famous resident, Fiona, is officially a big sister. The Cincinnati Zoo announced that Bibi gave birth to her second baby hippo. The new family member arrived around 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening. “This calf looks huge to us because Fiona, Bibi’s first baby, weighed just 29 pounds when she was born six weeks premature and unable to stand on her own. This new calf weighs at least twice as much as Fiona and is already walking,” said Christina Gorsuch, director of animal care at the Cincinnati Zoo. “We’re not sure if it’s been breastfed yet because the water is cloudy Nursing as Fiona had to be tended to by Hippo staff, so we’re keeping a close eye on her to make sure we don’t have to intervene, according to the lowest recorded birth weight for.” their species. She survived thanks to the tireless efforts of her animal care team to save her and has inspired many to care for her species and wildlife. “A female would take about that long to rid her newborn of the bloat in the wild, and we’re trying to give Bibi the choice to do what feels natural to her.” The zoo says the baby and Bibi will not be immediately visible to the public, but videos will be shared by the zoo via social media. Tucker and Fiona will remain in their outdoor living space as usual. Tucker, the zoo’s father-to-be, relocated to Cincinnati from the San Francisco Zoo in September. Bibi and Tucker bred in December, the zoo says.

The Cincinnati Zoo’s most famous resident, Fiona, is officially a big sister.

The Cincinnati Zoo announced that Bibi gave birth to her second baby hippo. The new addition to the family arrived around 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

“This calf looks huge to us because Fiona, Bibi’s first baby, weighed just 29 pounds when she was born six weeks premature and unable to stand on her own. This new calf weighs at least twice as much as Fiona and is already walking,” said Christina Gorsuch, director of animal care at the Cincinnati Zoo. “We’re not sure if it’s been breastfed yet because the water is cloudy Nursing as Fiona had to be tended to by the Hippo staff, so we’re keeping a close eye on her to make sure we don’t have to intervene.”

Fiona weighed just 29 pounds at birth – 25 pounds lighter than the lowest recorded birth weight of her species. She survived thanks to the tireless efforts of her animal care team to save her and has inspired many to care for her kind and her wildlife.

“Bibi and the baby, who has yet to be named, will be spending the next two weeks behind the scenes,” Gorsuch said. “A female would take about that long to rid her newborn of bloat in the wild, and we’re trying to give Bibi the choice to do what feels natural to her.”

The zoo says the baby and Bibi will not be visible to the public immediately, but videos are being shared by the zoo via social media.

Tucker and Fiona will be in their outdoor living space as usual.

The zoo’s father-to-be, Tucker, arrived in Cincinnati from the San Francisco Zoo in September.

Bibi and Tucker hatched in December, the zoo says.

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