Jungle Cats & Birds Playing with Balls & Pucks:  Sports Teams Named After Animals

Jungle Cats & Birds Playing with Balls & Pucks: Sports Teams Named After Animals

It is very common in the world of sports for teams to adopt a nickname of some species of animal. It is also very common for universities and colleges do this too. Eagles, Tigers, and Wildcats are the 3 most popular names. Less popular, but still actually used by at least one school, are the Fighting Camels, the Mastodons, and the Kangaroos. 15 teams in the NFL do that. 7 MLB teams do that. 6 NHL teams do that. 9 NBA teams do that. 37 teams in the 4 major sports do that. This quiz is about 25 of those teams. Let’s get started!

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What city has an MLB team named after a bird?

What NFL city has a team named after a bird?

What NFL city has a team named after a jungle cat?

What NFL city has a team named after a bird?

What NBA city has a team named after an animal that hibernates?

What NFL city has a team named after a bird?

What NFL city has a team named after a jungle cat?

What NHL city has a team named after an animal that hibernates?

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What NFL city has a team named after an animal that hibernates?

What NFL city has a team named after an equine?

What NFL city has a team named after an equine?

What NFL city has a team named after a bird?

What NBA city has a team named after a prehistoric creature?

What NFL city has a team named after a jungle cat?

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What NFL city has a team named after a bird?

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What NHL city has a team named after a large feline?

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What NFL city has a team named after a jungle cat?

What city has an MLB team named after a jungle cat?

What NHL city has a team named after a bird?

Jungle Cats & Birds Playing with Balls & Pucks: Sports Teams Named After Animals

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