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St. Louis Zoo sea lions big fans of Blues

Animals seen playing with mascot, chomping on stuffed shark, leadings chants

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Louie the Bear spent Friday mingling with some of his fellow animals.

With the St. Louis Blues in California for the Western Conference Final, their mascot made a trip to the St. Louis Zoo to hang out with two sea lions named Roby and Dixie.

Watch: Louie at the St. Louis Zoo

The Blues trail the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in the best-of-7 series. Game 4 is at SAP Center in San Jose on Saturday (7:15 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports).

Roby is hoping to stunt some the Sharks' momentum. The sea lion, who is known at the zoo for his high-dive act, was pictured with a stuffed shark in his mouth as he shows his support for the Blues.

Dixie later led Louie and zoo staff in a "Let's Go Blues" chant.

Tweet from @LouieSTLBlues: Got some advice on how to beat the Sharks, from a man that knows better than most. Thanks Roby for talking shop

Earlier during the playoffs, the St. Louis Zoo won a wager with the Dallas Zoo after the Blues beat the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Second Round. A Dallas zoo executive was forced to clean the elephant's pen while wearing a Blues jersey to settle the bet.

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