Fiona — the Cincinnati Zoo’s celebrity hippo — will get even more national attention when she appears on an episode of “Man v. Food” tonight, according to our partners at WCPO.
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Host Casey Webb, who filmed the episode in late May, will eat his way through the Queen City in the Cincinnati-focused episode, including learning all about the eating habits of Fiona and her mom Bibi.
"We're excited to see Fiona on 'Man v. Food,'" said Michelle Curley, communications director for the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. "It was great fun to take Casey around the zoo. He was entertaining and made interesting observations about how different animals chew and consume food."
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Though Webb visited three Greater Cincinnati restaurants, he won't be challenge Fiona to a Man v. Hippo eating challenge.
Curley said Fiona, who currently weighs 841 pounds, eats approximately 15 pounds of Timothy hay, two-and-a-half pounds of grain, a half pound of beet pulp, a half pound of romaine lettuce, 1.6 ounces of cucumber and 1.6 ounces of yellow squash daily.
Fully grown female hippos weigh 3,000 pounds on average.
The episode will air at 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel.
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