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Houston Texans star gets Seal of approval during wild time at the Houston Zoo

Texans star gets Seal of approval during wild time at the Houston Zoo

Houston Texan Arian Foster at Houston Zoo with seal
Arian Foster poses with a new friend at the Houston Zoo. Photo by Houston Zoo/Stephanie Adam
Sister-in-law Chrissy Foster holding Ajani Foster, Arian Foster with son Khyro Foster, Abdul Foster, daughter Zeniah Foster and Naima Foster
From left, Arian Foster's sister-in-law Chrissy Foster holding Ajani Foster, Arian Foster with son Khyro, Abdul Foster with Arian Foster's daughter, Zeniah, and Abdul's daughter Naima. Photo by Houston Zoo/Stephanie Adam
Houston Texan Arian Foster at Houston Zoo with seal
Sister-in-law Chrissy Foster holding Ajani Foster, Arian Foster with son Khyro Foster, Abdul Foster, daughter Zeniah Foster and Naima Foster

Arian Foster had a wild time at the Houston Zoo Saturday.

The Houston Texans running back got a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Hermann Park attraction with his young son, Khyro, and daughter, Zeniah, along with his brother and sister-in-law and their children. During the visit Foster met Jonah the California sea lion, fed lettuce to giraffes, and got an up close and personal look at the zoo’s newest residents—the gorillas — at their new habitat.

Foster was also in the news this week when he answered a tweet from a Texas A&M International student who asked if Foster would purchase his books for the semester. The student, Ernesto Guerrero, was surprised when Foster agreed to pay the $200 tab.

The telegenic football star is likely to attract more attention when the Texans open training camp at Methodist Training Center later this month, with rookies reporting on July 26 and veterans on July 31. It will be filmed for the HBO series, Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Houston Texans, which debuts Aug. 11.