Thursday, January 30, 2014

Zooper Bowl: Introducing the #Tallest12 and Legion of Boom

Posted by: Gigi Allianic, Communications


Take your pic with the #Tallest12

Some of the shortest 12s pose with the #Tallest12. Photo: Caileigh Robertson/Woodland Park Zoo.

Wear your Seahawks gear and come pose with the #Tallest12. Photo: Caileigh Robertson/Woodland Park Zoo.

For Seahawks Twelfies, take selfies next to a cutout sign of Misawa, the zoo’s 6-month-old, 9-foot-tall giraffe, who is Seattle’s #Tallest 12 decked out in Seahawks colors. Take your pic with the cutout at the zoo's West Entrance and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #Tallest12 to show the wild side of your Blue Pride. (Zoo admission is not required to take your photo, but remember—wearing your Seahawks gear gets you $3 off zoo admission through Sunday.)


Legion of Boom

The Legion of Boom. Photo: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.

In honor of the Seahawks’ secondary, Woodland Park Zoo has named our 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 the boom on with high-sounding whistles, squeals and chirps. They can be seen playing defense in their Bamboo Forest Reserve exhibit, blocking crows left and right.

Click to watch a video of the otter pups defending their exhibit against crows. Video: Caileigh Robertson/Woodland Park Zoo.


A wager with Denver Zoo

A Woodland Park Zoo sea eagle can't wait to eat trout delivered by Denver Zoo after the Hawks win. Photo: Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.

We're so confident in our Hawks that we've placed a wager with Denver Zoo: When the Seahawks return with the Vince Lombardi trophy, a bird curator from Denver Zoo will hand deliver a case of trout to Woodland Park Zoo for our sea eagles and spend a day working with our animals while sporting a Seahawks jersey. On the off chance the Broncos win, a mammal curator from Woodland Park Zoo will hand deliver a case of apples to Denver Zoo’s Przewalski’s horses and spend a day working with the horses and elephants wearing a Broncos jersey. We say any bet where the animals come out as the winners in the end is a good one! And hey, Denver Zoo's bird curator? We can't wait to meet ya!

3 comments:

  1. I love this! Go Legion of Boom. :)

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  2. Love it! I'm not a sports fan, but I gotta tell you this is the funnest hype I've seen.

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  3. Ditto Anonymous @8:23. This is too cute - even for non sports fans.

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