INGLEWOOD, Calif. – We are one day away from Super Bowl LVI in SoFi Stadium in Southern California, but it's not just football fans that are feeling the excitement.
For the second year in a row, one team will be playing in its home stadium. This year, it's the Los Angeles Rams who play the Cincinnati Bengals for the right to be called champions of the National Football League. The Rams hold the edge as favorites, but the Bengals have pulled off two upsets this postseason and aren't afraid of the star-studded team.
Aside from the first-ever February Heat Advisory for the Los Angeles metro that could quite possibly be the hottest ever Super Bowl, another thing heating up to the big game are these adorable game predications.
A baby Asian elephant at the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas believes that the Rams will beat the Bengals. The zoo was hoping the new recruit, named Brazos, would bring an end to its seven-year run of incorrect predictions. In recent years, the task had been handed to various animals including a gorilla, black bears, a crocodile, an orangutan and a hippo.
Video released by the zoo shows Brazos approaching "two boomer balls (elephant-sized footballs), each painted with the respective teams’ logos," with his mother Bluebonnet nearby, the zoo said. "Without hesitation, the 600-pound, 5-star recruit tackled the Rams boomer ball for the official pick!"
An Ohio dog also chose the Rams as the triumphant team. Tess was given the task after choosing between two logos printed on paper with treats atop them.
Anthony Fusco filmed his dog approaching sheets of paper. But when Tess ran toward the Rams’ logo, a devastated cry in the Ohio residence can be heard.
Fusco has been recording his dog’s Super Bowl predictions for a decade now. His old dog had a 6-3 record at the time of her passing. This is Tess’s second season. And if you are wondering, she’s 1-0.
However, there are animals that think differently about the outcome of the game. And it's no surprise that a Sumatran tiger cub from the Dallas Zoo has forecasted the Bengals to edge out a victory. Watch as Sumni choose between two piles of treats.
A porcupine at the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Washington’s Pierce County picked the Bengals, too. Thistle, the park’s porcupine, had the tough choice to choose between two bags equally filled with his favorite treats – yam, apple, and peanuts, the zoo said.
But it's a house divided between two jaguars at San Antonio Zoo in Texas. They could enter a rough patch following the outcome of the game after the duo failed to agree on which team would become NFL champions, the zoo said.
Watch as Arizona, a female cat, opted for an orange Bengals box over a blue Rams box. Then, at the window to their habitat, Arizona’s male counterpart, B’alam, chooses the Rams to win.
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