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Barf me out! Hippo throws up on Chiefs for her Super Bowl pick

Fiona, a hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, was doing her annual pick of who will win Sunday’s game when she let fly her “prediction.”
This still image taken from video provided by WLWT News 5 Cincinnati shows Fiona the hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Cincinnati. Zoo keepers on Thursday placed two “enrichment” toys in front of her, marked with the logos of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. While the plan called for Fiona to nudge one of the items with her snout to indicate her pick, she instead thew up her choice for Sunday's Super Bowl on the Chiefs' item, WLWT-TV reports.
This still image taken from video provided by WLWT News 5 Cincinnati shows Fiona the hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Cincinnati. Zoo keepers on Thursday placed two “enrichment” toys in front of her, marked with the logos of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. While the plan called for Fiona to nudge one of the items with her snout to indicate her pick, she instead thew up her choice for Sunday's Super Bowl on the Chiefs' item, WLWT-TV reports. [ AP ]
Published Feb. 2, 2020

CINCINNATI — Bettors looking for an edge in picking Sunday’s Super Bowl 54 winner may (or may not) want to consider the selection thrown up by Fiona, the hippopotamus heartthrob at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Zoo keepers on Thursday placed two “enrichment” toys in front of her, marked with the logos of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. While the plan called for Fiona to nudge one of the items with her snout to indicate her pick, she instead chose to lose her leafy green lunch on the Chiefs’ item, WLWT-TV reports.

Fiona’s premature birth three years ago drew international attention. She has since grown to 1,200 pounds, roughly the weight of four NFL offensive linemen. It’s the third year she has handicapped the Super Bowl, correctly picking the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the New England Patriots in 2018, but missing on the Los Angeles Rams upsetting the Patriots in 2019.

Fiona celebrated her third birthday Jan. 24. She weighed just 29 pounds at birth, 25 pounds less than the lowest recorded birth weight for her species.

It’s unclear whether Fiona knew the point spread for Sunday’s game. The Chiefs are favored by 1.

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