See Fiona make her choice tomorrow at noon EST
CINCINNATI (January 31, 2018) – Fiona, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s infamous baby hippo, overcame incredible odds to survive and will soon be an odds maker! She will make her Eagles vs. Patriots prediction tomorrow, February 1, 2018, at noon EST during the second episode of “The Fiona Show” on Facebook Watch.
“This is Fiona’s first sports prediction,” said Christina Gorsuch, Cincinnati Zoo’s curator of mammals. “It will be interesting to see which box looks and smells the most tempting to Fiona. For her, the real choice is which of the boxes looks like the better toy and closest to something she would like to eat!”
Many animals have earned reputations for accuracy in sports predictions. A German octopus named Paul, for example, had an 80% accuracy rate for his soccer predictions. If Fiona picks the right team her first time around, she is likely to be tapped again for predictions.
The Zoo posted a poll on its Facebook page earlier today asking which team followers think Fiona will pick. Tune in tomorrow to find out how well her fans know her!
In partnership with Rebel Pilgrim and Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnatians will get to see Fiona starring in a Super Bowl commercial this Sunday when it airs during the big game. The rest of the world (including Cincinnatians) can get a sneak peek this Friday, February 2, on The Fiona Show, episode 3 on Facebook Watch.