STARKENBERG, Germany (AP) — Move over, Paul the octopus. There’s a brand new big-hitter on this planet of soccer soothsayers. And…

STARKENBERG, Germany (AP) — Move over, Paul the octopus. There’s a brand new big-hitter on this planet of soccer soothsayers.

And this one goes for a win for Germany to open the European Championship.

Bubi, an African elephant who lives in a reserve in Thuringia in central Germany, was tasked Thursday with predicting the victor of the Euro 2024 match between the host nation and Scotland in Munich on Friday.

Bubi needed to kick a ball towards the flags of Germany and Scotland that had been on both aspect of a makeshift aim. The ball rolled towards Germany’s.

Bubi, who’s initially from Italy, then waved the flag of her adopted residence and loved a bucket of barley.

Her keepers found her enthusiasm for soccer by likelihood when a ball rolled into her enclosure. Bubi instantly kicked it again.

Paul the octopus, also referred to as the “Oracle of Oberhausen,” gained notoriety by efficiently predicting the end result of matches on the 2010 World Cup.

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