Fiona the hippo, a celebrity, will probably not be making an appearance at her first birthday party. But that’s okay. It’s still a very good party.
Per zoo policy, hippos are only allowed to venture outdoors in temperatures above 50 degrees. So although it’s pretty warm for mid-February in Cincinnati — high 40s — Fiona and her mom, Bibi, will likely spend party day (Saturday) in their cozy indoor habitat.
Celebrating Fiona is always a good idea, though, so zoo patrons are already out in droves to sign her birthday card, eat cake and ice cream, adorn themselves with temporary Fiona tattoos, take photos in a Fiona-themed photobooth, and participate in other “hippo themed activities.”
The first 2,000 families to show up also reportedly received Fiona bath mats. A dream!
Didn’t make the party? Fiona’s actual birthday isn’t until January 24, so you still have time to send her a card.