Krakow zoo presented Citta the elephant on Monday (21 May), who will predict the results of the various matches at UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
Citta was chosen ahead of a donkey and a parrot after correctly predicting that Chelsea would win the final of the Champions League last Saturday.
Andres Iniesta may have scored the World Cup winner two years ago, but the real star of that tournament was Paul the psychic Octopus, who correctly predicted the results of eight World Cup games including the winners Spain.
After his success - and subsequent tragic demise - Krakow zoo held auditions to find the animal tipster for Euro 2012.
The final three were narrowed down to elephant Citta, donkey Katherine and parrot Jacko. The animals were tasked with choosing the Champions League winners, and Citta the elephant was the only one to correctly choose the apple that symbolized Chelsea.
Citta celebrated by crushing and eating an official Euro 2012 ball. Well, beats Alan Shearer's single arm raise I suppose!
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The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|