Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Henry Doorly Zoo Gorilla Predicts More Winter

gorillaPennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Tuesday and was scared back into his hole for six more weeks of winter, but the famous groundhog got a run for his money from a gorilla at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

The 6-year-old gorilla decided to try her hand at weather predicting as zookeepers set out two boxes, one a white box with pictures of pine trees on it and the other a box decorated blue with spring designs.

"We're going to see which one, Bambio is the gorilla's name, is going to, to forecast what lies ahead for us,” said zoo director Dennis Pate. “We can't be any worse than a 50-50 chance, which is what the experts are giving us today."

Bambio sided with Phil and chose six more weeks of winter. The boxes, wrapped with tissue, contained the same vegetable treats.


Full story here.
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