Hogle Zoo Animals Put 8-Game Super Bowl Winning Streak On The Line, Pick Panthers On Sunday
February 5 / Rick Chandler / SportsGrid
Tuah the orangutan did a lot of research before making his Super Bowl pick on Thursday -- he has a family tradition to uphold. His father, who was also a resident of the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, had predicted seven straight Super Bowl winners before dying in 2015. Now his son, 1-year-old Tuah, takes over the family business.
"Hello, Vegas? A thousand bucks on the Panthers, please."
There was a one-year interval between the time that Tuah's father died and the son took over. In 2015, an African lion named Vulcan made the zoo's Super Bowl pick ... and correctly chose the New England Patriots.
So the zoo has an eight-game Super Bowl winning streak, and degenerate anxious gamblers have been calling all week to find out what the new pick is.
Tuah walked around for 10 minutes before making his decision -- finally chewing up a cardboard Carolina Panthers football. He then kissed the papier-mache Panthers helmet to sign off on the pick.
Then Tuah's sister, Acara, who is more of a NASCAR fan, did this:
Um. Go Broncos?
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