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One Super Bowl tradition that has been growing faster than trying to eat your weight in chicken wings is that of having local zoo animals predict the winner through a variety of methods of selection. From a balloon popping dog on Jay Leno to a porcupine named Teddy Bear, the animals are really getting into the spirit of the competition, even if the results are clearly as mixed as human opinion.
Here is a selection of who (or what) has predicted which team will become the annual Super Bowl champs:
On Jay Leno the balloon popping dog selected the Ravens by popping dozens of balloons. On Jimmy Kimmel a bevy of sleeping puppies had to be woken up to select which team's food dish to eat from. They also chose the Ravens.
In other Super Bowl animal related news, the directors of the zoos in San Francisco and Baltimore have made a wager. If the Ravens win then the San Francisco zoo must rename its black rhino exhibit after the Ravens (one of the rhinos is named after 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone). If the 49ers win then the Baltimore zoo must rename its raven exhibit after the 49ers.
Either way, someone is going to end up eating crow.
Source: NBC Sports
Laurie Kay Olson
Animal News Blogger