Watson the sea lion lives a life at eastern France’s Zoo d’Amnéville that by all accounts is a happy one. His days are filled with swimming, fish — and picking soccer tournament winners. Now Watson is picking teams that he predicts will win the 2016 Euro Cup.
Watson’s trainer, Pablo Joury, said the sea lion’s particular gifts were first noticed in 2014, during the World Cup:
Following the example set by Paul the Octopus, Watson the sea-lion hopes his nose for winners will bring him international stardom – and a few extra fish – as he predicts the outcome of France’s games in the Euro soccer championship.
The Euro Cup runs through 10 July 2016.