Fiona the hippo celebrates her first Christmas

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Fiona the hippo celebrates her first Christmas (WPVI)

The Cincinnati Zoo's famous hippo Fiona celebrated her first Christmas this week.

Video posted to the zoo's Facebook page on December 21 shows everybody's favorite hippo opening a gift and finding some lettuce.

The baby hippo is approaching her first birthday on January 24. She was born six weeks early at just 29 pounds. She now weighs an astounding 622 pounds, according to the zoo.

Here are more highlights from Fiona's first year:

Fiona the hippo spotted showing off impressive underwater aerobics
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Fiona the hippo spotted showing off impressive underwater acrobatics


Baby hippo Fiona bonds with both parents together at Cincinnati Zoo
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Fiona the hippo got to bond with both parents together for the first time.


Watch Fiona the hippo grow up at Cincinnati Zoo
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Watch Fiona the hippo, who was born prematurely in January, grow up before your eyes.


Fiona the hippo reunited with mom at Cincinnati Zoo
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The hippo, which was born prematurely in January, reunited with her mom Bibi.


Fiona the hippo loves to shower
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Fiona the hippo has had fun exploring different parts of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.


Baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo gets ramp for her pool
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An adorable baby hippo born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo is growing so fast.



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