Cincinnati Zoo’s celebrity hippo Super Bowl pick: the Eagles
CINCINNATI (AP) — 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 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.