Book About Baby Fiona Out Tuesday

(Cincinnati, OH) - It's a book about the true story of baby hippo Fiona and the team of scientists and caregivers who nursed her to health after she was born six weeks premature. 

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Director Thane Maynard wrote the book "Saving Fiona", which will be available nationwide this Tuesday, June 19.  

Advance copies will be available at the Zoo on Monday, June 18.  

Author Thane Maynard will be signing books from 10am – 1pm in the Zoo’s Gift Shop.

“I travel all over the world, and people ask me about Fiona wherever I go.  Happily, I can tell them that she is thriving and is a normal young hippo,” said Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard.  “She is here today because the Zoo care team never gave up on her.  I wrote this book to share the incredible events that occurred behind the scenes in the weeks following the baby hippo’s premature birth.  It’s a story about how a community rallied to save a baby hippo and fell in love with her.”

In addition to the Zoo appearance on Monday, Maynard will host these book signings and discussions for Saving Fiona:

  • Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Blue Manatee Books, Oakley
  • Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Norwood
  • Monday, July 2 at 4:30 p.m. at Blue Marble Books, Ft. Thomas, Ky.

The book can be ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Indiebound.