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Even The Lions Outside The Art Institute Of Chicago Have Cubs Fever

Sports fans can be such animals.

These Cubs fans are roaring.

The lions outside of the Art Institute of Chicago received Cubs hats on Monday morning in honor of the team’s first trip to the World Series since 1945. WGN TV provided live coverage of the caps being placed on the statues around 8 a.m. ET. 

As the pictures below show, getting a hat on these animals takes a bit of work. 

Looking good, lions.
Looking good, lions.

The Art Institute’s support of the city’s sports teams has become a Chicago tradition. In the past, the lions have worn Bears, White Sox, and Blackhawks gear during those teams’ championship runs.

Of course, it has been a while since the Cubs were in the World Series. This marks the first time these lions have sported Cubs hats

A bronze lion statue outside the Art Institute of Chicago is adorned with a Chicago Blackhawks helmet, Thursday, June 4, 2015
A bronze lion statue outside the Art Institute of Chicago is adorned with a Chicago Blackhawks helmet, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Chicago, in recognition of the NHL hockey team's advancement to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Visitors pose for photos with the bronze lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. The lions were f
Visitors pose for photos with the bronze lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007. The lions were fitted with oversized helmets to support the Chicago Bears and Super Bowl Festivities.
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