Three-Week-Old Baby Hippo Fritz Meets His Sister Fiona At Cincinnati Zoo

Born on 3 August, Fritz has acclimated well to his new outdoor habitat and has already navigated the deepest part of his pool. Upon meeting her baby bro, Five-year-old Fiona was curious but took her cues from her mother, Bibi and backed off when Fritz got almost close enough for a nose boop.“This first intro went very well. Bibi was appropriately protective of Fritz but was not aggressive toward Fiona,” said Cincinnati Zoo's director of animal care Christina Gorsuch. “The exposure was brief but a great first step”. The zoo's hippo team will continue to do introductions and will rotate hippos in and out in different combinations until Fritz and his older brother, Tucker, who was born in September 2021, are able to join the full family.