15 Feb 2017

Atlanta cockroach named Tom Brady

10:00 am on 15 February 2017

Atlanta Falcons fans no doubt were calling Tom Brady all sorts of names after this month's Super Bowl, and now the city has a cockroach named after the New England quarterback.

Tom Brady can't find his Superbowl winning jersey.

Tom Brady can't find his Superbowl winning jersey. Photo: Photosport

Brady and the Patriots proved hard to kill off in the Super Bowl and Zoo Atlanta commemorated New England's historic 25-point comeback victory by paying off a losing bet to its northern counterpart.

The Atlanta zoo and the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village in Rhode Island had agreed the losing side would name a baby animal after the winning team's star quarterback.

Meet baby Madagascar hissing cockroach "Tom Brady", named after the Super Bowl most valuable player, who led the Patriots from a 28-3 third-quarter deficit to a 34-28 overtime victory.

"Figuring the losing side would be pretty bitter about it, we came to the agreement that baby animal ... would be a Madagascar hissing cockroach. So without further ado -- Meet our newly-named Program Animal family!" Zoo Atlanta announced and pictured on Instagram.

Atlanta zoo cockroach named Tom Brady.

Atlanta zoo cockroach named Tom Brady. Photo: Atlanta Zoo

One of the largest species of cockroach, growing up to seven centimeters, Madagascar hissing cockroaches are found inside of rotting logs and some people keep them as pets.