Zoo Baby Hippo Ice Cream

Fiona, a baby Nile hippopotamus, born prematurely Jan. 24, 2017, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, has captured the hearts of Cincinnati, Ohio -- most recently getting an her own ice cream flavor: Chunky Chunky Hippo. This photo taken July 11, shows her 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.

Ice cream chain dedicates flavor to baby hippo

CINCINNATI, Ohio | 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.

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Graeter's is headquartered in Cincinnati, but has shops in numerous states including Kentucky and Illinois.

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