'Sox' will live on in LA after zoos make World Series bet for kangaroo naming rights

'Sox' will live on in LA after zoos make World Series bet for kangaroo naming rights

Kangaroo meat is mostly produced in Australia from wild animals as part of a wildlife population control program. Photo: Pixabay

BOSTON — The Red Sox are back from their World Series win in Los Angeles, but one furry, lasting reminder will remain behind on the West Coast.

The Los Angeles Zoo is naming its baby kangaroo after the World Series champions as part of a friendly bet with Boston's Franklin Park Zoo ahead of the Series.

Yay! The new Franklin Park Zoo joey will be named Sox! #redsox #kangaroo #joey #winner

Posted by Kangy on Monday, October 29, 2018
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Whichever zoo lost would have to name the kangaroo after the winning team.

The joey, a western gray kangaroo who will be called "Sox", hasn't emerged yet from its mother's pouch and has a few months before it makes an appearance, the LA Zoo said on Facebook.

Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo made us a friendly wager that whichever city's zoo lost the World Series would name its...

Posted by Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens on Monday, October 29, 2018

The Franklin Park Zoo hasn't yet said what it will call its joey, who is around the same age as Sox.