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St. Louis wins battle of zoos

Dallas counterpart on losing end after Blues' Game 7 victory against Stars

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The St. Louis Blues win in Game 7 also made victors of the St. Louis Zoo.

The Blues' 6-1 victory against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday pushed the St. Louis Zoo past its Dallas counterparts in their wager on the Western Conference Second Round series. As a result, the Dallas Zoo will be sending vice president of guest experiences Sean Greene into its "Giants of the Savanna" habitat to shovel and clean up after its nine elephants. He will don a Blues shirt while he works and will move at least 250 pounds of excrement from the territory. 

The cleaning will take place Friday morning.

"We're trying to set it up now, around busy schedules and crazy Texas heat," said Laurie Holloway, senior director of communications and marketing at the Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is no stranger to bets, it wagered with St. Louis before during the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. With a date in the Western Conference Final on the line, Dallas initiated the wager with this tweet.

Tweet from @DallasZoo: How about a friendly bet as @dallasstars take on @StLouisBlues in the #StanleyCup playoffs, @stlzoo? #DALvsSTL

"It was pretty simple: We love our Stars, and we respect the work done at the St. Louis Zoo," Holloway said. "We thought this would be a perfect way to have fun and get fans of both teams and both zoos involved."

The St. Louis Zoo is reviling in its good fortune but does not have plans to let it ride in the Western Conference Final.

"We enjoyed the social media exchange," said Christy Childs, the St. Louis Zoo's public relations manager. "However, we have no current plans to revive the wager for the next round of play."

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