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Sea lion hugs, kisses Boise State football players at San Diego Zoo

Boise State Meets Jake the Sea Lion

Boise State football players greet Jake the Sea Lion at the San Diego Zoo.
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Boise State football players greet Jake the Sea Lion at the San Diego Zoo.

The Boise State football team visited the San Diego Zoo on Sunday morning as part of the Broncos’ Poinsettia Bowl trip.

Seniors and coach Bryan Harsin were taken to a special meet-and-greet with Jake the sea lion, a 455-pound show performer at the zoo. They lined up for pets, hugs and — for the daring — kisses with Jake.

There’s a video of the experience at the bottom of this post (long snapper Kevin Keane was the first to volunteer for a kiss on the lips). You can see my photos at the top of the post.

Below, our guest photographer — injured left tackle Rees Odhiambo — shared five of his photos from the day. Odhiambo will do the same Monday from SeaWorld.

From Rees Odhiambo:

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The flamingos at the San Diego Zoo. Boise State football Rees Odhiambo

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Boise State players got to meet a beaver at the San Diego Zoo. Boise State football Rees Odhiambo

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Darian Thompson meets Jake the sea lion. Boise State football Rees Odhiambo

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A tiger checks out the surroundings at the San Diego Zoo. Boise State football Rees Odhiambo

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Boise State seniors Rees Odhiambo, left, Darian Thompson, center, and Donte Deayon enjoy a day at the San Diego Zoo. Boise State football Rees Odhiambo

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