Saving Fiona: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Baby Hippo

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In January 2017, a baby hippopotamus was born at the Cincinnati Zoo. Everyone was surprised when she was born because she wasn’t due for two more months. Baby Fiona was premature, and the zoo keepers had to step up and help raise her. But no one had ever raised a premature hippopotamus before. The zookeepers has to learn how to feed her, make a special formula that was like her mother’s milk, and keep her warm and hydrated. Baby Fiona surprised everyone as she grew and learned to swim, and eventually she was big enough to join her family in the big pool.

When I saw Saving Fiona, I knew that I wanted to review it because I had heard about Fiona on social media. My family has been following her story for the last few months. I absolutely love Saving Fiona because it is full of real pictures of her when she was really little, of her keepers swimming with her, and of the first time she met her parents, Bibi and Henry. I also didn’t know that Fiona was named after the princess in Shrek because of her ears. I can see how they look alike. I love reading true stories and learning more about things that really happen. Someday, I would love to go to the Cincinnati Zoo and see Fiona in person. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves animals and loves to hear about true stories.

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Author Thane Maynard
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2018-Jun-19
ISBN 9781328485137
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Issue October 2018
Category Children's


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