Back in September, a blue macaw decided to join in on Brazil’s women’s team scrimmage, landing on defender Bruna Benites’ head at the start of the second half.
Meanwhile, four penguins from Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium found their way to Soldier Field in late November. Izzy, Darwin, Tombo and Charlotte waddled around the locker room of the NFL’s Chicago Bears before making their way to the field like their ursine counterparts.
But reptiles weren’t going to let the rest of the animal kingdom have all the fun.
Not to be topped, December’s South African Open had a bit of a wild crowd. Rounds saw monkeys sat on fences, with mongooses and impalas wandering onto the course.
But that wasn’t all the world’s fauna had planned — just watch the video above to see just how much animals love sport!