Posted: Feb 6, 2010 9:41 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Feb 6, 2010 9:41 AM
If a rodent in Pennsylvania can predict the end of winter than an Oregon ape picking the Super Bowl winner must be a shoe-in.
The Oregon Zoo's youngest orangutan, Kutai, showed no hesitation in selecting an Indianapolis Colts T-shirt during the annual football forecasting event at the zoo. The zoo says Kutai is four for his last five choices, missing out only last year when he incorrectly picked the Arizona Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Matriarch Inji was 6-1 at one point in picking winners, but has become less reliable in recent years. Still senior primate keeper Dave Thomas says she has excuses - Kutai once took every shirt for one team, forcing Inji to select the opposition.
Inji and a third orangutan Batik picked New Orleans this time.