Superbowl showdown: Zoo vs. Zoo
(AP) File this in the quirky Super Bowl wager department: Zoos in Baltimore and San Francisco are gambling with the homes of two ravens and a rhino.
Leaders of The Maryland Zoo and The San Francisco Zoological Gardens have wagered naming rights to their respective exhibits with ties to their hometown football teams.
The zoo in Baltimore is home to official Ravens mascots, Rise and Conquer. If 49ers win, it will rename the ravens’ enclosure the “San Francisco 49ers exhibit.”
If the Ravens win, the San Francisco zoo has agreed to re-name the enclosure of its black rhino “Boone,” who is named after the 49ers offensive tackle Alex Boone, in honor of the Ravens.
The new name would last one month, starting Feb. 11.