CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo’s Fiona the hippo is officially a big sister and the zoo wants the public’s help naming the new calf.
The infant was born late Wednesday night but the sex of the calf likely will not be known for weeks.
Fans on social media have already started brainstorming names like Bubbles, Melon, Fibi, Petunia and Glow, according to our news partners at WCPO.
The Cincinnati Zoo wants to know all of your name ideas. You can submit your suggestion directly to the Cincinnati Zoo by clicking HERE.
Zoo officials told WCPO the new baby looks huge compared to its first baby hippo star, Fiona. Keepers estimated that the newborn weighs about 60 pounds.
Officials said Bibi and her newborn will be kept separated from 5-year-old Fiona and 19-year-old Tucker so that mom and baby have plenty of time to bond.
Zoo members have access to live cams in the outdoor habitat and can watch all the action at Hippo Cove from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day.
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