Cincinnati Zoo’s celebrity hippo Super Bowl pick: the Eagles

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CINCINNATI (AP) – Fiona is going with her feathered friends in the Super Bowl.

The Cincinnati Zoo‘s celebrity hippopotamus has picked the Philadelphia Eagles over a New England Patriots in Sunday’s big game.

The zoo posted a video Thursday showing the one-year-old hippo nosing around a cardboard box painted with a Patriots logo.

But she then made a late game adjustment and started chomping on a pile lettuce perched on top of a green box with the Eagles logo.

It’s been a big couple of weeks for Fiona. She just celebrated her first birthday a week ago.

The prematurely born hippo has grown from a dangerously low 29 pounds (13 kilograms) to nearly 700 pounds (318 kilograms) now.

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