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Mural to famous baby hippo Fiona unveiled in Cincinnati

2 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Monday, August 20 2018 Aug 20, 2018 August 20, 2018 8:22 AM August 20, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Cincinnati Enquirer

CINCINNATI (AP) - Officials in Ohio have unveiled a mural dedicated to Fiona, the baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo that beat the odds and survived, despite being born nearly two months early.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the mural featuring a smiling Fiona and her mother Bibi was revealed recently in the city's business district. The mural was designed by Lucie Rice, who competed with more than 60 artists to win the Fiona Mural Contest.

Rice says she wanted the design to capture the joy surrounding Fiona. Fiona fans had the opportunity to paint the piece along with youth apprentices and teaching artists as part of a fundraiser for the nonprofit ArtWorks.

Fiona celebrated her first birthday in January.

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