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This weekend, El Paso Zoo’s Asian elephants, Savannah and Juno, will again try to predict the winner of Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, Zookeepers will place two helmet-shaped piñatas in their exhibit – one with the Chiefs’ logo and the other with a 49ers’ logo – and the elephants will forecast which team wins.
“Enrichment activities like the Super Bowl predictions keep the animals stimulated mentally and physically,” said El Paso Zoo Animal Enrichment Coordinator Carrie Trudeau.
“We provide these types of activities every day to give the animals an opportunity to engage in natural behavior and assert control over their environment.”
Juno and Savannah have been predicting the winner of the Super Bowl for the last ten years and have correctly chosen the winners seven of those years.
Visitors to the zoo are encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey and see the elephants make their choices.