Video Of Fiona The Hippo Celebrating Her First Birthday Takes Internet By Storm

Video Of Fiona The Hippo Celebrating Her First Birthday Takes Internet By Storm
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Fiona the hippo was born in January of 2017, six weeks premature. At the time, she weighed only 29 pounds, which, for the record, is quite small for a baby hippo.

According to Mashable...

"She is more than a cute baby animal (although she is certainly queen of that category). She's a success story that wasn't always a sure thing. And her survival is the result of intuitive, amazing round-the-clock care from her keepers — as well as some kind of Fiona-specific tenacity that she probably stores in her ears."

This is also not her first brush with internet fame.

On October 8th, 2017, she managed to photobomb this couple's engagement photos...

So! In honor of Fiona's first birthday this Wednesday, as well as her survival story, the Cincinnati Zoo posted a Facebook live video detailing her special day...

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Season 2 Premiere - Happy Birthday Fiona! This special little hippo was born one year ago today! Fiona was born six weeks early and weighed only 29 pounds. She defeated the odds with the help of her dedicated care team, and today she’s a happy, healthy hippo, weighing over 655 pounds.

Posted by The Fiona Show on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Your eyes do not deceive you! For her birthday they gave her a special (literal) fruit cake! Of course, people on Twitter had something to say about this.

Some got very emotional...

Some really wanted to meet the famed animal...

But mostly, people just wished her a happy birthday...

Keep on keepin' on girl! 

H/T: Mashable, Twitter