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Minn. orangutan picks Broncos to win Super Bowl


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ST. PAUL, Minn. – A prognosticating orangutan at a Minnesota zoo has picked the Denver Broncos to win Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Amanda the Orangutan ran into her exhibit at St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo today and went straight for a pair of boxes, each containing a shirt of the two teams battling for NFL supremacy, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.

After some last-minute contemplating, zoo officials say, she chose the Broncos box, tore out the blue shirt and put it on her hairy red body.

A zoo statement says Como’s three other orangutans – Jambu, Markisa and Jaya – joined her to admire her new apparel and to play with other football-themed toys in their exhibit.

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