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Kroger to celebrate Fiona the Hippo’s first birthday with special items

Fiona the Hippo is turning 1 year old and Kroger wants to help you celebrate her big day.

Kroger stores in Cincinnati and Dayton will help celebrate Fiona’s first birthday with a fun, floral bouquet and cookies beginning on Jan. 17. Approximately $1 of the $9.99 price of the Fiona Birthday bouquet will go to support the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. The bouquet features a picture tag of the famous hippo.

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Fiona, the baby hippopotamus, captivated the hearts and attention of people across the world after she was born six weeks premature at the Cincinnati Zoo last year. She is the smallest hippo ever to survive, and now she weighs more than 600 pounds.

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“We wanted to do a fun bouquet for her and it just seemed perfect to do this for her birthday. We worked with the Cincinnati Zoo for information and official Fiona pictures,” said Margaret McClure, vice president of merchandising, Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton division. “We also went through several different bouquet ‘recipes’ before deciding on the perfect mix to showcase Fiona’s fun personality.”

Single-packaged Busken cookies with Fiona picture will also be sold at Kroger stores for $2.99 with .50 cents going to the Zoo. The bouquet and cookie will be available while supplies last.

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