This week is National Zookeeper's Week, which is an especially big deal in San Diego because of the city's top-notch zoo.

A bunch of zookeepers from the San Diego Zoo brought along a bevy of animals to the Padres contest against the Astros on Tuesday. That group included Hakuna the meerkat, Lavoe the alligator and Duke the Anatolian Shepherd.

Check out all the animals here:

Unfortunately for the Padres and their NL-worst .664 OPS, none of these animals can hit a curveball.

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