it “looks just like Fiona,” Yelton said. “COST of Wisconsin did an incredible job putting her together.”
The zoo said there are some hidden details people should look for, including six slices of watermelon on her belt. That is Fiona’s favorite snack. There is a camera on the belt buckle because she grew up in front of the camera.
There are also 29 buttons on her coat to represent her birthweight of 29 lbs., her birthstone (a garnet) and Fritz, her new little brother, is painted on her toenail.
“There are other items of significance on the structure, which is made of steel and fiberglass, but we’ll let people have fun finding those on their own,” said Yelton. “It took 12 people about 1650 hours to make our vision come to life. We are thrilled with how it turned out!”
HOW TO GO
What: PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo
Where: 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati
When: Nov. 18 through Jan. 8, 2023
Cost: $16.50-$22.50 for children and seniors, $22.50-$28.50 for adults (ages 13-61)