Baby onesies sent to hospital that helped zoo’s baby hippo

Baby onesies sent to hospital that helped zoo's baby hippo

CINCINNATI — An Ohio zoo that received help from a hospital for its prematurely born hippo, Fiona, has sent onesies to newborns in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

The Cincinnati Zoo recently sent the onesies featuring Fiona’s image to newborns at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The zoo’s director says they were intended as thanks to hospital staff and a message of hope to families of premature babies.

Fiona weighed 29 pounds when she was born Jan. 24 and had serious health struggles. Hospital staff placed an IV catheter in the baby hippo’s leg veins in February after she became dehydrated. The fluids helped her recover and gain weight.

Her weight now tops 100 pounds.

Hospital staff also provided Fiona’s care team with encouraging words, superhero capes and a stuffed hippo for Fiona.

The Associated Press

Just Posted

TDCSS ends on-campus daycare service

College committed to continuing service as it seeks new provider

Terrace teen honoured at Commonwealth writing competition

Ariadna Sullivan among 12,000 entrants vying for top awards

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

Rent continues to rise in Prince Rupert, drops in Terrace

A report from Canadian Mortage and Housing Corporation shows the average rent has risen by $132

Cops targeting risky behaviour, auto crime

Holiday campagaigns aim to keep roads safe, valuables protected

Pool upgrade on budget, slightly behind

Completion is set for March 30, and opening will likely be late-April, early-May

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are ‘golden nuggets:’ researcher

Calves discovered near Prince George in late May. Mother had been killed by a car

Most Read