Newquay Zoo have some very exciting news for Three Lion’s fans.
If you’ve visited the zoo before, you may well have seen that their 3 lions; Boss, Semira and Amahle love playing with an enrichment ball, which to us would be the same as a friendly game of football. Since they arrived at the zoo back in 2015 keepers have noticed their ball kicking skills have improved, so they’ve made the decision to enter them into the England Animal Football Team.
The England Animal Football Team includes several zoo collections who have put forward their best ‘playing’ animals to be a part of this prestigious team. Each week the animals are monitored in terms of goals they score, their pass technique and total time they play for. All of this information then gets recorded and submitted to the England Animal Football Team’s Manager to produce one final score. This score is then submitted to the World Cup of Zoological Collections where a winner will be crowned once the season is over.
Senior Carnivore Keeper Mike Downman said: “Boss, Semira and Amahle have been doing incredibly well practicing so far. However they still need a bit more training to compete in the tournament, so we’ve actually contacted Lionel Messi, in the hope that he can give us some tips and tricks to help improve their skills, or better yet, support the England Animal Football Team on their mission to win.”
Newquay Zoo would like to encourage their visitors to also support their team and wish Boss, Semira and Amahle, the best of luck with their mission to win the World Cup of Zoological Collections. Let’s hope it’s a double win for both England football teams in their tournaments this year.