Baby hippo Fiona was chowing on some pumpkin for Halloween when she lost her footing and slid into her pool—and the internet is lapping it up.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden uploaded the video to YouTube on Oct 31, 2018.
Set to frolicsome spooky music, first mommy hippo, Bibi, bites into a jack-o'-lantern, busting it open in one chomp, before the nearly two-year-old Fiona (born prematurely in January 2017) totters over to munch on the remnants.
Fiona is enjoying the fall treat so much she gets just a little too close to the edge of the rocks and topples into the water.
The zoo captioned the video:
"Trip-or-Treat. Don't worry, the plump princess was just fine. Baby hippo Fiona slips into the water while devouring her Halloween Day pumpkin."
Fiona's Halloween Pumpkin - Trip or Treat - Cincinnati Zoowww.youtube.com
Twitter users loved the video, declaring it "perfection:"
perfection https://t.co/1v3fzqJCLR— Amanda Luz🗽 (@Amanda Luz🗽) 1541011982.0
Hippos vs. pumpkins is the greatest thing in the world anyway, but adding @FionaHippo to it makes it perfection. https://t.co/EoGmbNHcj8— Dave Sikula (@Dave Sikula) 1540946089.0
Fiona scored high on the adorbs meter:
Happy halloween! baby Fiona is never NOT adorable. https://t.co/tiu9X8auUy— Dragon Theatre (@Dragon Theatre) 1541003444.0
@real_farmacist Awwwww so adorable— Laurie Waller (@Laurie Waller) 1541034551.0
@ABC Awww. So cute— Sklove (@Sklove) 1541033788.0
@ABC This is not fake news this is cute news❗️❗️‼️‼️‼️‼️— It’s FC Cincinnati Pre SZN (@It’s FC Cincinnati Pre SZN) 1541032190.0
Looks like Fiona already had some fans before her pumpkintastic performance:
Baby Fiona went as Fiona the Hippo for Halloween. #teamfiona @CincinnatiZoo https://t.co/wxuwcmGbm1— Lyall Chalmers (@Lyall Chalmers) 1541036258.0
According to the Cincinnati Zoo's website, Fiona, who was born six weeks early, is the smallest hippopotamus ever to survive.Annie would some adoption paperwork mailed to her, please:
@codydeaconblues @real_farmacist I really really really need to have Fiona as my own— Annie (@Annie) 1541038179.0
Some Twitter users commented on Fiona's appetite:
@ABC When that piece fell in the water, I really felt her pain.— MickiC11 (@MickiC11) 1541031957.0
@MickiC11 @ABC That's how i feel when i'm eating a burrito and it falls apart at the bottom when i bite into it.— Broseph ''Broski'' Bromeister (@Broseph ''Broski'' Bromeister) 1541032281.0
@ABC She is so ravenous for natures candy— Rae Shelat (@Rae Shelat) 1541032327.0
No overstatement here whatsoever:
@ABC This is everything Halloween should be.— notthatbasicaf (@notthatbasicaf) 1541032274.0
Can't wait to see what Fiona get for her Thanksgiving Day meal…