Christina Gorsuch, Curator of Mammals, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Darcy Doellman, R.N., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Hosted by Nancy DeCastro, Eden Park
Born six weeks early, weighing just 20 pounds and needing round-the-clock care, Fiona faced unfavorable odds for survival. The zoo’s 25-member Team Fiona pulled her through. One of her keepers spent the night with her every night for five straight weeks. When Fiona became dehydrated, Children’s Hospital dispatched a nurse to insert an IV. And it wasn’t long before the internet fell in love with her, as she garnered followers and fans from around the world. Through her Facebook page, YouTube channel, and Twitter account, her every move and milestone were celebrated. And, the love affair isn’t over. What other hippo has a published biography, a Rookwood Pottery ornament, and a shopping site on Amazon? Gorsuch and Doellman will share the journey they took with the world’s most famous hippo.
Enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the tri-state from Nancy Decastro’s Eden Park Penthouse. Decorated in the English country style, her home is filled with antiques and collectibles and features a wormy chestnut room paneled with reclaimed wood from three barns. Enjoy savories and sweets accompanied by wine and other beverages.
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