This Tuesday, July 11, 2017, photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden shows a baby Nile hippopotamus born prematurely Jan. 24, 2017, and named Fiona, center, swimming outside for the first time with her father Henry, right, as her mother Bibi, left, watches in the pool of the zoo’s Hippo Cove exhibit in Cincinnati. Zoo officials say Henry joined Bibi and Fiona before the zoo's public visiting hours Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in their first supervised visit together as a trio. (Michelle Curley/Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden via AP)
Ice cream chain dedicates flavor to baby hippo
Associated Press / 04:50 PM July 19, 2017
CINCINNATI— A popular baby hippo has expanded her influence to a Cincinnati-based ice cream chain by inspiring its new flavor Chunky Chunky Hippo.
The new ice cream flavor offered by the ice cream company Graeter’s is a toffee ice cream with salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate caramel truffles. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Cincinnati Zoo. The new flavor is sold in scoops at local shops and in pints at Graeters.com.
It’s the latest development in Fiona’s rise to fame. She was named an honorary sheriff’s deputy last week. Video updates such as Fiona taking a bottle, splashing or running have drawn millions of views online.
Graeter’s is headquartered in Cincinnati, but has shops in numerous states.
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