Otters to predict Sochi Olympic results
Two river otters at the Sochi aquarium are going to get a lot of attention during the Olympic games.
Their keeper says harry and Ashley predicted the outcomes of the European figure skating championships and the Russian hockey League championships.
She compared the otters to Paul the Octopus who predicted the outcome of most of the 2010 World Cup Games.
Here’s how they do it: Keepers throw plastic rings with the names of the competing teams in the pool.
Then they watch which plastic disc the otters bring out of the water.
Olga said the otters are funny and love to play.
In their first test the rings representing China and South Korea women’s 500 meter short track speed skating were thrown into the water.
Harry eventually brought out the yellow ring meaning South Korea will win the event.