Toronto Zoo names baby turtles after members and fans of Raptors' NBA championship team | Sporting News

The Toronto Raptors just won the franchises’ first NBA title, and the city of Toronto is still celebrating.

The Toronto Zoo commemorated the historic season by naming 37 of its Blanding’s turtles after the players, coaches, owners and even some of the team’s most famous fans.

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The turtles are part of a group of 48 Blanding’s turtles that were released into the wild.

Some of the turtles are named after players such as Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, and Fred VanVleet, while the others are named after coach Nick Nurse, the president of basketball operations Masai Uijri and superfan Drake.

The zoo debuted the baby turtles in the most adorable Twitter thread.

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