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Fiona the Hippo Predicts an Eagles Win at the Super Bowl

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    Cincinnati Zoo
    Fiona, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s infamous baby hippo, makes her first Super Bowl prediction.

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

    The Cincinnati Zoo's celebrity hippopotamus has picked the Philadelphia Eagles over a New England Patriots' win 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.

    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 (13 kilograms) to nearly 700 pounds (318 kilograms) now.

    Fiona isn't the only famous zoo animal making Super Bowl predictions. April the Giraffe, who became a viral internet sensation last spring during the labor and birth of her calf, Tajiri, chose the Patriots.

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    Sometimes the pictures just speak for themselves and that's certainly the case with young Fiona. Earlier this week the baby hippo's keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo let little Fiona wander around the facility. It didn't take long before she found the shower. Fiona played in the water and eventually took a nap with the water running.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018)

    The Super Bowl will air live on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 4. Kickoff is schedule for 6:30 p.m. ET.