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Zoo Atlanta loses Super Bowl LI bet, names baby cockroach ‘Tom Brady’

Posted at 2:10 PM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 14:10:20-05

Zoo Atlanta is ponying up in a friendly bet made with Rhode Island’s Roger Williams Park Zoo over Super Bowl LI.

Before the game, the two zoos decided that the zoo in the team’s losing city would name one of their baby animals after the winning team’s quarterback, and post a video about it.

Zoo Atlanta says the two zoos knew the loser would be bitter, so the animal they agreed upon… is a Madagascar hissing cockroach.

After the Atlanta Falcons lost the game, Zoo Atlanta followed through with the bet and has introduced to the world, little Tom Brady.

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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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