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Cincinnati's most famous and beloved hippo took her first steps in front of a gaggle of cameras at the Cincinnati Zoo's outdoor hippo habitat Wednesday.

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Pollinators such as butterflies, moths, honeybees, native bees, hummingbirds and many different types of flies and wasps are responsible for much of the food we eat and play a critical role in ensuring the production of seeds in most flowering plants.

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We are finally experiencing warmer temperatures and have reached the point where it seems safe to put in even delicate plants and flowers. It's also time to plant peppers, tomatoes, celery and other vegetables.

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If you're a fan of Cincinnati Edition's monthly gardening show, here's a chance to hear from and meet our experts live and in person. 

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One-time Cincinnati Post photographer Robert Clark is now an acclaimed freelance photographer who often goes on assignment for National Geographic

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Richard Conniff is a writer and speaker on human and animal behavior, author of several books including “House of Lost Worlds,” "Natural History of the Rich,” and “The Species Seekers.” 

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The extensive care provided to the Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona highlights the excellent medical attention the approximately 2,000 zoo animals receive. The zoo has its own veterinarian team, and when extra-ordinary treatment is needed, the zoo calls on local doctors and other medical providers for their expertise.

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Journalist and author Wendy Williams has had a lifelong love affair with horses and has focused her new book on the unique and centuries-old relationship between man and horse.

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Get ready to say "ah." Blakely, the Cincinnati Zoo's Australian shepherd nursery nanny, has a new set of charges.

"The six-year-old super dog has been called into action to provide snuggling, comfort and a body to climb" for three Malayan tiger cubs born last month, says the Zoo in a news release.

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There's yet another newborn at the Cincinnati Zoo. A male okapi was born last week.

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Steven Spielberg's mother Leah Adler, a Cincinnati native who gave birth to Steven here in 1946, died Tuesday in Los Angeles where she had operated The Milky Way restaurant. She was 97.

She was born Leah Frances Posner on Jan. 12, 1920, to Philip and Jennie Posner, and raised in Cincinnati during the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression.

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Update 02/21/17: The Cincinnati Zoo says, "Fiona took two bottles this morning and seems to have more energy. She's still receiving fluids via IV but she is able to get up and move around with help."

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This year marks the 25th Annual Barrows Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Since 1993, the zoo has invited naturalists and scientists to speak on wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. 

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The Cincinnati Zoo has three new tiger cubs. The Malayan tiger cubs were born Feb. 3 and are being cared for by zoo staff.

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If you are a serious gardener, would like to dress-up your yard or make better use of the space you have available, winter is the perfect time to do some research, take some classes and put your landscape plans together so you're ready to start planting this spring.

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