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You’ve all been following Fiona, the infamous hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Well, guess what, she has her first public suitor – Timothy, a 2-year-old hoppo who lives at the zoo in San Antonio, Texas.
Timothy started his courtship through social media by posting that Fiona was the “most beautiful hippo” he’s ever seen and asking her to someday be his girlfriend.
Since Fiona is only a year old, her handlers say they have a lot of questions before they will start allowing her to date.
The Cincinnati Zoo also asked Timothy through social media if he thought he could get used to all the attention Fiona receives and if he could handle the “paparazzi”. Timothy responded that he has media experience in his family – his grandfather, Tumbo, was a cover model for National Geographic.
The Cincinnati Zoo plans to keep Fiona in her home until she reaches 5 years old, which is breeding age for hippos. Though, they hope she is able to stay in her first home her whole life.
Fiona has become quite the internet sensation over the past few months, drawing millions of social media views along with having her face put on multiple pieces of zoo merchandise.
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