The Germans might have had Paul the octopus but Toronto has Bob the sloth — when it comes to random animals used to predict a sports-related winner.
Bob the two-toed sloth predicted Friday at the Toronto Zoo that Germany will win the championship match against Argentina on Sunday.
He apparently has a 71 per cent winning average.
Here is a video of Bob making his predictions for the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in earlier this month.
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Other 'psychic' animals:
Just a few days ago this turtle at his sanctuary in Brazil snapped up the fish under the Brazilian flag, after teasing the crowd by approaching the one under the German flag first. But it seems this turtle got it wrong in the end and should have gone with his first choice.
Nelly the elephant, who reportedly makes her decision by kicking a ball into a net, made a slew of correct guesses during the 2006 Women’s World Cup, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. She correctly "predicted" that the U.S. would defeat Ghana in their opening match during this year's World Cup too.
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Paul the octopus, who died in 2010, became famous after successfully "predicting" the winners of 11 out of 13 matches during Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup,