Animals across the country are picking between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams
February is a huge month for animal prognosticators.
On Saturday, Punxsutawney Phil will make his famous Groundhog’s Day prediction, letting all us humans know how much more winter we can expect. Animals that don’t happen to be groundhogs have been puzzling over a different issue: Who will win the Super Bowl?
Paul the psychic octopus, the late cephalopod who had a gift at picking World Cup winners, put animal sports predictions on the map. Now, almost every animal, from puppies to hippos, has tried their paw at guessing the winners of big games. In America, most of these creatures are football fortune tellers — animals tapped to predict who will win the Super Bowl.
This year’s batch of Super Bowl savants contains some familiar faces. Take a look below and see if your favorite animal is rooting for the New England Patriots or the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
Fiona the Hippo
Fiona’s Pick: The Rams
April the Giraffe
April’s Pick: The Patriots
Winter the Dolphin
Winter’s Pick: The Patriots
Nala’s Pick: The Rams
Crusoe the Dog
Crusoe’s Pick: The Patriots
Saambili the Baby Gorilla from the Dallas Zoo
Saambili’s Pick: The Rams
Hugh and Buffett of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Buffet’s Pick: The Patriots
Hugh’s Pick: The Rams
Based on these predictions there is an even spilt in the animal world on who will win Super Bowl LII. If you are looking for a tiebreaker, try asking your pet what they think.