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World Cup animal oracles

Bartek, a five-year-old Amur tiger, chooses Croatia while attempting to predict the result of the soccer World Cup semi-final match between Croatia and England during an event at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Bartek, a five-year-old Amur tiger, chooses Croatia while attempting to predict the result of the soccer World Cup semi-final match between Croatia and England during an event at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Bartek, a five-year-old Amur tiger, chooses Croatia while attempting to predict the result of the soccer World Cup semi-final match between Croatia and England during an event at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Reindeer Yasha attempts to predict the result of the soccer World Cup semi-final match between France and Belgium during an event at a zoo in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Reindeer Yasha attempts to predict the result of the soccer World Cup semi-final match between France and Belgium during an event at a zoo in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Reindeer Yasha attempts to predict the result of the soccer World Cup semi-final match between France and Belgium during an event at a zoo in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Pamir, an 11-year-old Tien Shan white-clawed bear, chooses Belgium while attempting to predict the result of the soccer World Cup semi-final match between France and Belgium during an event at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Pamir, an 11-year-old Tien Shan white-clawed bear, chooses Belgium while attempting to predict the result of the soccer World Cup semi-final match between France and Belgium during an event at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya...more

Pamir, an 11-year-old Tien Shan white-clawed bear, chooses Belgium while attempting to predict the result of the soccer World Cup semi-final match between France and Belgium during an event at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Newton, a Kea Parrot, is seen after it predicted a French win for the Uruguay-France World Cup game at the Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Newton, a Kea Parrot, is seen after it predicted a French win for the Uruguay-France World Cup game at the Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Newton, a Kea Parrot, is seen after it predicted a French win for the Uruguay-France World Cup game at the Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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A participant dresses Achilles the cat, one of the State Hermitage Museum mice hunters, before it predicted the result of the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between Russia and Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

A participant dresses Achilles the cat, one of the State Hermitage Museum mice hunters, before it predicted the result of the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between Russia and Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

A participant dresses Achilles the cat, one of the State Hermitage Museum mice hunters, before it predicted the result of the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between Russia and Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Yunona, a six-year-old female Amur tiger, attempts to predict the match between Uruguay and Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Yunona, a six-year-old female Amur tiger, attempts to predict the match between Uruguay and Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Yunona, a six-year-old female Amur tiger, attempts to predict the match between Uruguay and Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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A handler reacts as a goat named 'Zabiyaka - the Oracle Goat of Samara' eats a plate of food behind a sign in Russian meaning 'Draw' ahead of the match between Denmark and Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A handler reacts as a goat named 'Zabiyaka - the Oracle Goat of Samara' eats a plate of food behind a sign in Russian meaning 'Draw' ahead of the match between Denmark and Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A handler reacts as a goat named 'Zabiyaka - the Oracle Goat of Samara' eats a plate of food behind a sign in Russian meaning 'Draw' ahead of the match between Denmark and Australia. REUTERS/David Gray
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Achilles the cat chooses Nigeria over Argentina. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Achilles the cat chooses Nigeria over Argentina. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Achilles the cat chooses Nigeria over Argentina. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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A meerkat named 'Timon' eats from a container labelled with the national flag of Denmark ahead of the match between Denmark and Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A meerkat named 'Timon' eats from a container labelled with the national flag of Denmark ahead of the match between Denmark and Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A meerkat named 'Timon' eats from a container labelled with the national flag of Denmark ahead of the match between Denmark and Australia. REUTERS/David Gray
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Lioness Valentina predicts the result of the match between Colombia and Japan. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

Lioness Valentina predicts the result of the match between Colombia and Japan. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

Lioness Valentina predicts the result of the match between Colombia and Japan. REUTERS/Fredy Builes
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Jago, a five-year-old male black jaguar, predicts the result of the match between Spain and Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Jago, a five-year-old male black jaguar, predicts the result of the match between Spain and Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Jago, a five-year-old male black jaguar, predicts the result of the match between Spain and Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Achilles the cat predicts the result of the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Achilles the cat predicts the result of the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Achilles the cat predicts the result of the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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A meerkat predicts the results of the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A meerkat predicts the results of the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A meerkat predicts the results of the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Lioness Valentina predicts the match between Colombia and Japan. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

Lioness Valentina predicts the match between Colombia and Japan. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

Lioness Valentina predicts the match between Colombia and Japan. REUTERS/Fredy Builes
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Achilles the cat, one of the State Hermitage Museum mice hunters, predicts the result of the match between Brazil and Costa Rica. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Achilles the cat, one of the State Hermitage Museum mice hunters, predicts the result of the match between Brazil and Costa Rica. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Achilles the cat, one of the State Hermitage Museum mice hunters, predicts the result of the match between Brazil and Costa Rica. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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Khan, a seven-year-old male White Bengal tiger, predicts the Russia and Egypt match. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Khan, a seven-year-old male White Bengal tiger, predicts the Russia and Egypt match. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Khan, a seven-year-old male White Bengal tiger, predicts the Russia and Egypt match. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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