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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Seahawks' Wildest Fans

Posted by Kirsten Pisto, communications



Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo
The Seahawks 12s are getting wild! Animals across the zoo showed up to the pregame today. Penguins, lion cubs, lemurs, grizzly bears, wolves and even a few tropical frogs joined the roster. We’re cheering on the Hawks as they advance to the NFC Championship. Special Seahawks enrichment treats from their keepers coaches motivated these athletes to execute those football moves!

As the Hawks keep winning, you keep saving—starting Jan. 16, take $3 off zoo admission every day when you sport your Seahawks gear as long as the Seahawks play. Let’s take a look at the best plays of the day…

We started off with a three-cub drill to evaluate the agility, quickness and movement of the youngest lionbacks. They showed great promise with their ball handling skills and lightning-fast pass rushes. Let’s just say Earl Thomas would be mighty proud of these cublets.
Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo
Mimicking Richard Sherman, this cub performed a sneak cornerback takeaway from his brother. A true cornerback pick.
Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo
Mom Adia got in on the game too, but her contribution was complete Beast Mode (AKA watch yourself). You know she was channeling Marshawn Lynch when she stared down the camera. No words necessary.

Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo
Xerxes showed exemplary skills in blocking and protecting the cutest quarterback ever. Go Xerxes, you are totally Max Unger-esque.

Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo
The wolves took it up a notch with some wild kicking moves. Check out our own Steven Hauschka here in the Northern Trail.

Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo
The lemurs came through with some phenomenal receiving moves. This primate’s got good hands! Look out Doug Baldwin.
Photo by John Loughlin/Woodland Park Zoo
Kam Chancellor knows that leaping over offensive lines is key to blocking field goals. These red-eye tree frogs are ready to defend this football. So ready.

Photo by Kirsten Pisto/Woodland Park Zoo
Keema went for a pass rush. We’re pretty sure this griz is rooting for Bobby Wagner.

Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo
When it came to team penguin, it was all about the 12th Man. Fascinated with the flag, these fans preferred bringing the Beast Quake to actually playing ball. We can’t blame them; it’s the best position in the house!

Photo by John Loughlin/Woodland Park Zoo
There was obviously a penguin huddle.

Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo
Tiny is mighty! “Why not us?” That’s right little yellow hourglass tree frog, make Russell Wilson proud.
Photo by Kirsten Pisto/Woodland Park Zoo
Our own Harris’s hawk knows how to rally! Kakawww! 

Photo by Stan Milkowski/Woodland Park Zoo
All in all it was a fine day for football. And treats hidden inside footballs.

Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo
Good luck Seahawks, we’re behind you all the way!

Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo



2 comments:

  1. Very cute! I'm heading to the zoo to check out the team spirit in my new limited edition jersey this weekend now. GO HAWKS!

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  2. Looks like the animals were good luck! I hope some of the players have a chance to visit the zoo, especially if they have kids. Have you ever heard any reaction from the players you named the otters after?

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