Cincinnati’s famed hippo Fiona makes her Tremendous Bowl decide

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Everyone says hello to Fiona, the slim forecaster. The famous hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo picked the underdog Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl, which isn’t surprising given her life story. “Only one of her three previous big game predictions was correct, Eagles vs. Patriots in 2018, although there has been some controversy over which team she actually picked last year,” said Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo. “It appeared to be vomiting on the Kansas City Chief’s logo, which some interpreted as a choice to win and others as the opposite! It was a real mistake! “This year’s choice was clear. She sniffed the barrel marked with the Chiefs logo, then walked over and knocked down the one with the Buccaneers logo. “It is not surprising that she is always looking for the outsider. Fiona is here today because she survived against all odds, ”Maynard said. “She was born prematurely and actually looked like a soccer ball! Thanks to our animal care team and the support of the entire Cincinnati community, she caught on and is now a healthy, happy hippo! “Fiona has been brought into the spotlight because of her remarkable survival story. Fiona was born six weeks premature at the Cincinnati Zoo on January 24, 2017, and weighed just 29 pounds at birth – 25 pounds less than the lowest birth weight of her species. But she has recovered from near death and now weighs a whopping 1,600 pounds, in line with a normal hippopotamus her age.

Everyone says hello to Fiona, the slim forecaster.

The famous hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo picked the underdog Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl, which isn’t surprising given her life story.

“Only one of her three previous big game predictions was correct, Eagles vs. Patriots in 2018, although there has been some controversy over which team she actually picked last year,” said Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo. “It appeared to be vomiting on the Kansas City Chief’s logo, which some interpreted as a choice to win and others as the opposite! It was a real mistake! “

This year’s choice was clear. She sniffed the barrel marked with the Chiefs logo, then went over and knocked down the one with the Buccaneers logo.

“It is not surprising that she always has roots for the outsider. Fiona is here today because she survived against all odds, ”Maynard said. “She was born prematurely and actually looked like a soccer ball! Thanks to our animal care team and the support of the entire Cincinnati community, she caught on and is now a healthy, happy hippo! “

Fiona has been brought into the spotlight because of her remarkable survival story. Fiona was born six weeks premature at the Cincinnati Zoo on January 24, 2017, and weighed just 29 pounds at birth – 25 pounds less than the lowest birth weight of her species.

But she has recovered from near death and now weighs a whopping 1,600 pounds, which is the equivalent of a normal hippopotamus her age.