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02/14/2017 04:15 pm ET Updated Feb 21, 2017

Atlanta Zoo Loses Super Bowl Bet, Names Cockroach After Tom Brady

He’s got some big shoes to fill.

You may be able to crush Atlanta’s football team, but hands off one of its zoo’s newest family members.

The Atlanta Zoo on Monday introduced the world to one of the city’s tiniest zoo babies ― a tiny Madagascar hissing cockroach named Tom Brady. 

The zoo selected the name of the New England Patriots’ star quarterback after losing a Super Bowl bet with Rhode Island’s Roger Williams Park Zoo.

The Atlanta Zoo introduced the world to little Tom Brady, a baby hissing cockroach.
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The Atlanta Zoo introduced the world to little Tom Brady, a baby hissing cockroach.

According to the agreement, the losing zoo would have to name one of its babies after the winning team’s quarterback.

In a Facebook video, the tiny insect ― no bigger than a thumbnail ― is seen sharing a tank with at least eight other cockroaches.

Fitting with the Brady last name, his family members include Mike, Carol, Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marsha, Jan, and Cindy.

Adorbs.

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