Fever Players Go Behind-the-Scenes at the Indianapolis Zoo

FeverBasketball.com Staff | July 15, 2014

When the Indiana Fever take the court, they go toe-to-toe with some of the best athletes in the world. But on Monday afternoon, three Fever players had up-close and personal encounters with some other amazing athletes of entirely different species.

Sydney Carter, Karima Christmas, and Shavonte Zellous visited the Indianapolis Zoo on July 14th. The three Fever players assists the Dolphin trainers with the Dolphin Show. The players got to feed and pet the majestic marine mammals and quickly learned the signals to get the dolphins to perform various tricks, though a few of them did result in the Fever trio being splashed.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fever Players Visit the Zoo

After the Dolphin Show, the players headed over to the rhino exhibit, where they had a behind-the-scenes encounter with Spike, the resident male rhinocerous. The players took turns petting and feeding Spike and got a tour of the rhinocerous and giraffe pens from resident zookeeper Amber, who happens to a be an eight-year Fever season ticket holder.

Next, the Fever trio checked out a pair of male cheetahs who were indoors resting from the heat. After a stroll through the Plains section of the zoo, the Fever players concluded their visit by checking out the brand new Simon-Skodjt International Orangutan Center, home to one of the largest groups of orangutans in any American zoo.

Overall, it was an unforgettable experience for the Fever players. Check out photos from their visit and be sure to check back later for a video recap of their experience!