Fiona the hippo recently reached a milestone weight, 1,000 pounds. (Photo: Screengrab via Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden/Twitter)

Fiona, famous zoo hippo born premature, reaches 1,000 pounds

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At birth on Jan. 24, 2017, Fiona weighed just 29 pounds and struggled to survive. The tiny hippopotamus captured hearts around the world.

What’s been helping Fiona pack on the pounds is the diet of hay, fruit, lettuce, beet pulp and grain she and her mother, Bibi, enjoy, the zoo previously said.

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