>> Behold, the pensive koala, native of Australia. Oobi-Ooobi the marsupial, couldn't care less about European football, or so you would think. Actually, Oobi-Ooobi is joining a long list of animals said to have the power to predict major sporting victories. And he has several shoes to fill, eight to be precise.
According to the director of Leipzig Zoo in Germany, Oobi-Ooobi is the legitimate successor of Paul the Octopus, who rose to fame during the 2010 The World Cup after accurately predicting the winners of all of Germany's matches.>> Well, we believe he's neutral and sees the events here in Europe very relaxed.
Therefore, as an impartial arbitrator, he is very well suited to make a prediction.>> Oobi-Ooobi had to choose between these two delicious eucalyptus branches for Germany's first match against Ukraine. But ended up ignoring both, which can, of course, only mean a draw. But the koala's decision has been rejected by a rival German zoo.
Enter Astrid, a sea lion, Cologne Zoo's front runner for psychic mascot. But this one even more controversial. Seen here clearly picking Ukraine over Germany. Her manager, though, quick to excuse his star.>> Maybe I was bit quick. I wasn't too clear to her that she should bring the ball back for the winning team.
Maybe she thought she should take the loser away.