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Feel Good Friday: Baby Hippo Fiona!
A baby hippo meeting her mum and dad for the first time? Ridiculously cute.
If you’re not familiar with the Internet sensation that is “Baby hippo Fiona”, she was born on January 25, 2017 at the Cincinnati Zoo weighing only 29 pounds (baby hippos are supposed to be about 75 pounds!). With the help of 25 staff members taking care of her 24/7 baby Fiona thrived and the zoo has been updating the public through their social media and YouTube channel. SO many videos of this little nugget, so it was hard to just pick one to feature. If this one of her meeting her parents for the first time warms your heart, search for “baby hippo Fiona” and you will find a ton of updates on her progress from the beginning to now! If you want to learn more about how Fiona became famous you can learn more here!
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because we believe the simple things (like baby hippos) that bring a smile to our face, are the best things. Smiling and laughing has been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress!
Remember to check back next week for the next Feel Good Friday.
Chelsey is working for mindyourmind as a Communications Associate. She studies Speech Communication and Business at the University of Waterloo and is a passionate mental health advocate, focused on making resources known and available to everyone. Outside of work she loves reading, watching Netflix, and exploring new places.
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