Cincinnati Zoo’s world-famous hippo Fiona has a “little” brother
CINCINNATI, OH (August 8, 2022) — Large information from Hippo Cove! Keepers have been in a position to get a excellent take a look at the infant hippo born on the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Lawn on August 3 this morning and made up our minds that Fiona’s sibling is a boy!!
“We’re simply satisfied that the calf is wholesome. The intercourse didn’t subject a lot to the hippo staff, however it’s going to be attention-grabbing to look at and evaluate the behavioral variations between a hand-raised woman and a mom-raised boy,” mentioned Cincinnati Zoo’s director of animal care, Christina Gorsuch. “Will this calf be as happy with people as Fiona is? Will he be much less impartial? Will he love cameras?”
The staff has no longer but selected a reputation for the calf and is on the lookout for tips. If in case you have one, you’ll be able to put up it right here. They’ll assessment submissions and announce the title later this week.
“Bibi and the infant are doing nice in combination. They’re inseparable, which is why it took virtually 5 days to make certain concerning the intercourse,” mentioned Gorsuch. “They’ll proceed to bond within for every other week or two. Fiona and Tucker are outdoor, so guests will nonetheless be capable to see hippos once they come to the Zoo.”
Zoo participants have get entry to to reside cams within the outside habitat and will watch the motion in Hippo Cove from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. day-to-day. Get admission to to the reside hippo cams could also be to be had to Digital Participants. NOTE: Cameras is probably not on right through introductions or when the animal staff wishes non-public get entry to.