Whether you're a Falcons or Patriots fan, this news is pretty hilarious: One Georgia zoo named a tiny insect "Tom Brady" after losing a Super Bowl bet.
The wager was made between Zoo Atlanta and Providence-based Roger Williams Park Zoo, Atlanta Magazine reports. The deal was simple: If the Falcons had claimed the championship title, Roger Williams Park Zoo would have named a baby animal after quarterback Matt Ryan. Conversely, if the Patriots took home the trophy, Zoo Atlanta would have to name a baby animal after Tom Brady.
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We all know how that game went. As a result, Zoo Atlanta was a good sport and did, indeed, name a newborn creature in honor of the star player.
That creature, though, was not what typically comes to mind for baby zoo animals: It was a baby Madagascar hissing cockroach. Check out a clip of the little guy below.
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!
As Atlanta Magazine notes, the Zoo approved of the peculiar animal beforehand, since both had baby cockroaches around. They're kind of cute, right?!
Welcome to the world, Tom Brady. You're going to do great things.