Every Football League animal mascot... in a zoo

This weekend sees the full return of the Great British football season. It will bring with it all the things we love to hate about professional football – crap managers, biased refs, and daft mascots.

But have you ever imagined what it would be like if there was a zoo full of these daft mascots? Well – you lucky things – the time for imagining is over…

mascot zoo + super saint and maggie magpie
Many thanks to the zoo-keepers who provided the photographs of these elusive creatures. For PA: Dave Howarth, Richard Sellers, Rui Vieira, Anna Gowthorpe, Tim Parker, Andrew Matthews, Lynne Cameron, Clive Gee, Yui Mok, Nick Potts, Sean Dempsey, Clint Hughes, Martin Rickett, Anthony Devlin, Dave Thompson, David Davies, Peter Byrne, Owen Humphreys, Matthew Vincent, Adam Davy, Gareth Fuller, Nick Ansell, Chris Ison. For AP: Bob Leverone, Paul Sancya. For EMPICS: John Walton, Matthew Ashton, Joe Giddens, Barry Coombs, Tony Marshall, Simon Galloway, Daniel Hambury. From Flickr: Maggie Stephens.

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