Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo’s 7-month-old Asian small-clawed otters have been named after the Seahawks Legion of Boom: Sherman, Thomas, Chancellor and Maxwell.

Woodland Park Zoo vs Denver Zoo Super Bowl wager and otter pups named after Seahawk players

Information provided by the Woodland Park Zoo and Denver Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo and Denver Zoo have agreed to a friendly wager as a show of support for their home teams playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Should the Broncos bring home the Vince Lombardi trophy after Sunday’s win, a curator from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle will hand deliver a case of Washington apples to Denver Zoo’s Przewalski’s horses (P-horse) and spend a day working with the horses and elephants wearing a Bronco jersey.

“We have a great relationship with our colleagues at Denver Zoo so we thought it would be fun to make a bet where the animals come out as the winners with their favorite treats. We look forward to meeting Denver Zoo’s bird curator!” said Woodland Park Zoo President and CEO Dr. Deborah Jensen.

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If the Seahawks win, Denver Zoo Curator of Birds John Azua will take a case of trout to Woodland Park Zoo for its sea eagles and spend a day working with the zoo’s animals while sporting a Seahawk jersey.

“Game on! Really, this bet is a win either way for us. Accredited zoos and aquariums work closely together and the exchange would also give us a chance to talk shop and compare best practices. Still, I expect the Broncos to win and for us to welcome and host our fallen colleague here in Denver!” says Azua.

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Moreover, in honor of the Seahawks’ secondary, Woodland Park Zoo has named its four Asian small-clawed otter boys after the Legion of Boom. The pups, Sherman, Thomas, Chancellor and Maxwell, were born at the zoo last June and bring their own boom on with high-sounding whistles, squeals and chirps.

For Seahawks Twelfies, take selfies next to a cutout of Misawa, the zoo’s 6-month-old, 9-foot-tall giraffe and Seattle’s “Tallest 12.” The cutout of Misawa in Seahawks colors is at the zoo’s West Entrance. Share your photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #Tallest12 to show the wild side of your Blue Pride. (Zoo admission is not required.)

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