CINCINNATI (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Now a half ton of fun, the Cincinnati Zoo’s famed prematurely born hippo will soon turn 2 years old.

The zoo says a variety of activities will celebrate Fiona’s latest milestone. The hippo was born Jan. 24, 2017, at a dangerously low 29 pounds. Round-the-clock critical care and outside help including from the Smithsonian National Zoo and the Cincinnati Children’s hospital enabled Fiona to not only survive, but to thrive as a social media sensation. The zoo last month reported she had reached 1,000 pounds.

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Zoo spokeswoman Michelle Curley says the weather outlook isn’t good for Fiona to be outside on her birthday, but a behind-the-scenes party is planned that will be shared on social media along with a two-year highlights video.

Here in North Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo opened the the African Savanna exhibit last year — which includes a hippo exhibit with above and underwater viewing.

It’s been almost two years since the Dallas Zoo opened the Simmons Hippo Outpost — which features two Nile hippopotamuses.

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