CINCINNATI (AP) — Fiona the hippo — already the inspiration for a line of beer, T-shirts and an ice cream flavor — will soon be the subject of a large mural at the Cincinnati Zoo.

hippo Famous Hippo Fiona To Be Featured On Cincinnati Zoo Mural

Fiona was born six weeks premature. Zoo staff is now preparing her for transition away from human care. (credit: CINCINNATI ZOO, WKRC-TV)

ArtWorks and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden say they will produce a mural this summer to honor the premature Nile hippopotamus that captured hearts on social media. It will be the latest in a variety of tributes to Fiona, who was born six weeks early in January 2017.

Fiona has inspired children’s books, clothing, stuffed animals and a variety of themed food and drink products.

ArtWorks often chooses to honor celebrities, animals and celebrity animals in its public art mural program famous to Cincinnati.

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