Atlanta zoo loses Super Bowl bet, still manages to troll Tom Brady
Millions of dollars were bet on Super Bowl LI, but the friendliest gamble was made between Zoo Atlanta and Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island. The two set a wager that the zoo representing the losing team would have to name a baby animal after the other squad.
Because the Falcons lost (in historic fashion), Zoo Atlanta took liberty in paying up the bet this week. They did so by trolling Tom Brady, naming a tiny Madagascar hissing cockroach after the Patriots quarterback.
Well … the New England Patriots won #SuperBowlLI, so that means we lost our bet with Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village. Before the game, our two zoos decided the losing side would name one of their baby animals after the winning team’s star quarterback, and figuring the losing side would be pretty bitter about it, we came to the agreement that baby animal … would be a Madagascar hissing cockroach. So without further ado – Meet our newly-named Program Animal family!
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Did you really expect Zoo Atlanta to name a baby lion after Brady? If so, you were mistaken. This is the closest the Falcons will come to a victory over the Patriots after their epic collapse in Super Bowl LI.