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

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

Fiona, the famous hippo born six weeks premature at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, reached another milestone: a 1,000-pound weigh-in.

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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.