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.

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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