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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Boone, Football-Loving Rhino, Didn't Like the Taste of the Baltimore Ravens

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:33 PM

As promised, we're delivering some compelling images of Boone, the football-loving rhino, breaking his fast with a bowl of the Baltimore Ravens this morning.

The staff over at the San Francisco Zoo mashed together this delicious vegetarian concoction of eggplant, yellow squash, and cabbage to represent the Baltimore Ravens.


click to enlarge Breakfast for a champ - SF ZOO/MARIANNE HALE
  • SF Zoo/Marianne Hale
  • Breakfast for a champ

After crafting this well-balanced meal, Boone, who was named after the 49ers' Alex Boone, was released to his enclosed dining hall to attack his chow.

... nom nom nom - SF ZOO/MARIANNE HALE
  • SF Zoo/Marianne Hale
  • ... nom nom nom

And a close-up:

click to enlarge Makes beating the Ravens look appetizing, doesn't it? - SF ZOO/MARIANNE HALE
  • SF Zoo/Marianne Hale
  • Makes beating the Ravens look appetizing, doesn't it?

According to the Zoo, Boone did not care much for his Ravens mash, but he did like his sweet potato and carrot dish, which spelled out "Go Niners."

"That's a sign that the Niners will win, right?" says Abbie Tuller, spokeswoman for the zoo.

click to enlarge Delicious - SF ZOO/MARIANNE HALE
  • SF Zoo/Marianne Hale
  • Delicious

In any event, we hope the Niners took some good notes.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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