APE PICKS RAVENS

APE PICKS RAVENS
February 1, 2013, 10:24 am
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Too bad gambling's illegal in Utah: This ape's on a roll.

An orangutan at a Utah zoo has predicted the winning Super Bowl team each of the past five years. The ape, named Eli, is picking the Baltimore Ravens this time around.

Casinos in neighboring Nevada favor the San Francisco 49ers.

Eli made his pick by knocking down a papier mache goal post decorated with the Ravens logo. He ignored the 49ers post.

Hogle Zoo spokeswoman Erica Hansen said Eli has hesitated in years past, but charged toward the Ravens side this year. He then joined his mate and daughter in chowing down on the edible posts.

At least he's confident.

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