Fiona the hippo makes her Super Bowl LII prediction

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Eagles or the Patriots? The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden's beloved hippo is rooting for her fellow underdog in the Super Bowl.

Fiona picked Philadelphia to win the big game in her first sports prediction. The zoo posted a video of Fiona's choice on the latest episode of her Facebook show released Thursday.

"For her, the real choice is which of the boxes looks like the better toy and closest to something she would like to eat," said Christina Gorsuch, Cincinnati Zoo's curator of mammals.

Many animals have earned reputations for accuracy in sports predictions.  A German octopus named Paul, for example, had an 80 percent accuracy rate for his soccer predictions.

Watch Fiona's prediction below: 

"If Fiona picks the right team her first time around, she is likely to be tapped again for predictions," the zoo said.

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Fiona was born six weeks early and weighed only 29 pounds. She defeated the odds with the help of her care team, and today she's a happy, healthy hippo, weighing more than 600 pounds.

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