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Hogle Zoo orangutans pick Super Bowl XLIV winner

Posted - Feb. 4, 2010 at 4:43 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY -- All bets are on as to who will win this year's Super Bowl. Will it be the Colts or the Saints?

If you're looking to hedge your bets, you could take a hint from orangutans.

On Thursday, Hogle Zoo's three Bornean orangutans predicted who will come out on top in Sunday's game -- and they say it will be the Saints.

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The primates chose the winner by trashing some "enrichment" toys; one representing the New Orleans Saints and the other representing the Indianapolis Colts. The zoo says the activity is mentally healthy: new things in their exhibit keep them on their toes.

It's the second year the orangutans have taken a stab at picking the winner of the Super Bowl.

Primates also knocked over the Colts' helmet. Could that mean they'll come in a close second? Fans will have to watch Super Bowl XLIV to find out.

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