Fiona reunites with both her parents for the first time

(Courtesy: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- A reunion five months in the making took place on Tuesday.

Fiona, the baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo, shared the same space with both of her her parents, Bibi and Henry, for the first time. Staff said the three were introduced in Hippo Cove's outdoor pool before the zoo opened.

The short meeting, which was supervised by their care team, went as well as they could've hoped. There was moment when Henry, Fiona's dad, was getting a little too close, which prompted the baby's mother, Bibi, to intervene, staff said.

Those hoping to see Fiona, the zoo said she still doesn't have a set schedule, and even when she's out, she has access to go inside whenever she chooses. They added there might be times when the their exhibit is closed in order to allow their relationship to grow.

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