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Cincinnati Zoo's baby hippo named honorary deputy sheriff

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


Associated Press

CINCINNATI — A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo has been deputized.

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

Sheriff Neil and staff present Fiona (through her keeper) with her certificate appointing her an Honorary Deputy Sheriff. (Photo/Hamilton County Sheriff)
Sheriff Neil and staff present Fiona (through her keeper) with her certificate appointing her an Honorary Deputy Sheriff. (Photo/Hamilton County 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 Jan. 24, coming in at 29 pounds (13 kilograms). She overcame health scares and now weighs nearly 375 pounds (170 kilograms). 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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