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Orangutan predicts German soccer Cup Final winner

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 01:15

May 15 - Dortmund Zoo’s orangutan, Walter seems to know who will win the German Cup Final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Tara Cleary reports.

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The great oracle emerges … ready to declare the winner of Germany's soccer Cup final. Walter, Dortmund Zoo's orangutan is the latest in the country's menagerie of soccer-forecasting animals. His task today is to predict whether Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund will win the final. And … he picks Bayern Munich!! But wait … this 25-year-old ape is no stranger to the entertainment world … that was just a teaser. A true patriot, Walter settles on Borussia Dortmund's yellow jersey. Zoo keeper Eddy Laudert says Walter's choice is not about local bias, but color awareness. SOUNDBITE: Eddy Laudert, zoo keeper, saying (German): "As he's been here in Dortmund since 2006, he sort of had to choose the Dortmund jersey." Laudert says there's no training involved, just lots of soccer-talk. SOUNDBITE: Eddy Laudert, zoo keeper, saying (German): "As I usually work on Sundays, I always give him the football game reports and he connects the dots himself." And Walter is clearly content with his choice … leaving Bayern Munich high and dry.

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Orangutan predicts German soccer Cup Final winner

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 01:15