As billions of animals lost their lives to the Australian bushfires efforts are being made all over the world to raise funds for the treatment of those animals who are still suffering. And, this time, a zoo in America is doing their bit.
For hippo Fiona's 3rd birthday, zoo seeks aid for Australia https://t.co/TlKTcAXTRL— news10nbc (@news10nbc) January 24, 2020
WATCH: Fiona, the hippo born prematurely in 2017, celebrates her 3rd birthday with a cake. pic.twitter.com/VSPQJq5gzC— Radio World (@radioworldsv) January 24, 2020
The zoo is also going to add an additional $5,000 to the total amount raised. In case you didn't know, Fiona became a global sensation when she was born prematurely on 24th January 2017, weighing in at only 29 pounds (13 kilograms).
This spectacle was nothing short of a miracle as the normal range for a hippo's birth weight is 55-120 pounds (25 to 55 kilograms).
Oh, and if you don't believe me regarding Fiona's popularity, check out these birthday wishes that she is being showered with on social media.
It's Fiona the Hippo's Birthday today. Fiona was born, Trump was inaugurated and my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer all within a week of each other. That little hippo got me through some rough shit.— Sarah Glassmeyer (@sglassmeyer) January 23, 2020
Happy birthday to the most fabulous hippo that we know! Fiona’s 3rd Birthday Cookies will be available on Wednesday, January 22nd, just in time for her birthday! Limited quantities available! $1 for each cookie sold will be donated back to the zoo! pic.twitter.com/jyiTiSZhWn— Busken Bakery (@BuskenBakery) January 21, 2020
As of now, the zoo has already raised over $100,000 for Zoo Victoria and the orders for the T-shirts are still rolling in.
It's official! You guys have raised over $100,000 for @ZoosVictoria with our Fiona & Friends campaign 💕— Cincy Shirts (@CincyShirts) January 23, 2020
And the orders are still rolling until the end of the month, so be a part of the effort and get your tee now --> https://t.co/bt0l6gA9XA pic.twitter.com/gifGwrSnzx