Will it be the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII? Sure, you could look at the matchups and weigh each team's strengths and weaknesses, but why not just trust the experts? Oh, did we mention they're animals?
Buffett and Hugh the Manatees
The resident manatees at Mote Marine Laboratory, in Sarasota, Fla., are split on who will win the Super Bowl. Buffett chose the Broncos and Hugh chose the Seahawks. Buffett and Hugh are trained to swim toward targets. To make their Super Bowl pick, their trainer allows each manatee to choose one of two targets — each representing one of the teams — to swim toward. Buffett has chosen the winning team every year for the past six years, while Hugh has been correct four out of six seasons.
Teddy Bear the Porcupine
Teddy Bear the porcupine picked the Seahawks. He's been right the past two Super Bowls. The prickly rodent is part of Dallas-based Zooniversity, a traveling wildlife education company.
Fred the Psychic Bunny
Fred chose the Seahawks. According to his website, Fred was born in Los Angeles and rescued at an animal shelter. He started to "play with tarot cards" when he was 6 months old, and still uses cards when making his football picks. Before you place any bets based on Fred's prediction, though, know that he incorrectly picked the San Francisco 49ers last year.
Princess the Camel
Unfortunately, we can't ask Princess this year. The camel at Popcorn Park Zoo in New Jersey passed away Jan. 14 at age 27. Between 2006 and 2014, Princess chose the correct winner in 113 out of 175 NFL football games, including six out of seven Super Bowls, said John Bergmann, the zoo's general manager, in an interview with USA TODAY Network. To choose the winner, someone wrote the name of a team on each hand and held a graham cracker in each hand. Whichever graham cracker she ate first was her pick, Bergmann said. Rest in peace, Princess.
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