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 Zoo www.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…