Fort Worth Zoo Asian elephant calf predicts Super Bowl LVI winner
FORT WORTH, Texas – An ele-fan favorite Fort Worth Zoo resident, baby Asian elephant Brazos, made quite the play Thursday, Feb. 10 by predicting that the Los Angeles Rams will win Super Bowl LVI this Sunday. The field was set with two boomer balls (elephant-sized footballs), each painted with the respective teams’ logos – Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. With his No. 1 cheerleader, mom Bluebonnet, on the sidelines, Brazos took the field and never looked back. Without hesitation, the 600-pound, 5-star recruit tackled the Rams boomer ball for the official pick!
Another incorrect prediction last year led the Zoo into a seven-year losing streak, but we have high hopes for the direct descendent of the Fort Worth Zoo’s original picking pachyderm, Rasha. The Zoo’s animals have been predicting Super Bowl outcomes since 1998 and Rasha is a prognosticating hall-of-famer. Her grandson Brazos is the best last-ditch attempt to get us out of this slump. But of course, winning isn’t everything! Not only is it fun for viewers to watch, but the enriching activity itself enhances the animal’s environment and promotes psychological wellbeing and exercise by changing the complexity of the habitat. Fingers crossed for our Rookie of the Year’s choice!