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Cincinnati Zoo's celebrity hippo makes Super Bowl prediction

Fiona chose Eagles over Patriots

CINCINNATI - Fiona is going with her feathered friends in the Super Bowl.

The Cincinnati Zoo's celebrity hippopotamus has picked the Philadelphia Eagles over the New England Patriots in Sunday's big game.

The zoo posted a video Thursday showing the one-year-old hippo nosing around a cardboard box painted with a Patriots logo.

But she then made a late-game adjustment and started chomping on a pile lettuce perched on top of a green box with the Eagles logo.

"This is Fiona's first sports prediction," said Christina Gorsuch, the zoo's curator of mammals.

The zoo earlier posted a poll on its Facebook page, asking its followers which team they thought Fiona would choose. Seventy percent went with the Eagles.

It's been a big couple of weeks for Fiona. She just celebrated her first birthday a week ago.

The prematurely born hippo has grown from a dangerously low 29 pounds to nearly 700 pounds now.


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