Fiona the baby hippo will star in a children’s book – Los Angeles Times

Fiona, the adorable baby hippopotamus who stole the hearts of animal lovers after she was born prematurely at an Ohio zoo, is getting her very own children’s book, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The book will be penned by Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and author of books including “Working With Wildlife” and “Animal Olympians.”

It will be titled “Saving Fiona: Science, Social Media, and the Story of a Baby Hippo” and published in January 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.

“Saving Fiona,” which will be written for elementary school readers, will feature many photographs of Fiona, who quickly became a social media star after her premature birth on Jan. 24.

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