Moscow Zoo pandas decide Beijing Winter Olympics winners – Sport


MOSCOW, February 3. /TASS/. The large pandas within the Moscow Zoo predicted the end result of the Winter Olympics, the animals made their selection and named the international locations that would be the leaders within the crew occasions, the official web site of the mayor of the capital reviews.

“Beforehand, now we have by no means turned to pandas for assist in predicting the end result of sporting occasions. However who else ought to make predictions concerning the Winter Olympics, the capital of which this 12 months will probably be Beijing? On the eve of the Winter Olympics’ opening, we determined to ask our pandas Zhui and Dindin which international locations they suppose will carry out the perfect. They’d no doubts,” Svetlana Akulova, Common Director of the Moscow Zoo mentioned.

Zhui and Dindin have been provided 5 similar cones with the flags of the taking part international locations, that are represented by the best variety of athletes on the Olympics. To maintain the prediction unbiased, the objects weren’t crammed with any goodies. Dindin received cones with the flags of China, Sweden, the Netherlands, Russia, and Austria, whereas Zhui selected between Norway, Canada, america, Switzerland, and Germany. After considering for some time, the panda grabbed the cone with the Russian flag and actually embraced it. It then approached the final toy within the row, which had the flag of China connected to it, and jumped, knocking it to the bottom.

Zhui, alternatively, took a accountable method. He leisurely sniffed every cone and got here to the conclusion that Germany was the probably candidate to win. He even tore down the flag and chewed it up as if it was a toy he preferred. Then Zhui wanted somewhat extra time to suppose. He waddled round his dwelling and shortly returned to the cone with the US flag.

“Thus, the leaders within the general Winter Olympics medal desk, in accordance with the Moscow Zoo large pandas, will probably be Russia, China, Germany and america. In the course of the competitions the zoo additionally plans to supply Zhui and Dindin to foretell the winners specifically type of sports activities, akin to determine skating or hockey,” the report mentioned.

The large panda is on the Purple Record of Threatened Species as an endangered species. Within the wild, these animals will be discovered solely in some provinces of China, specifically in Shaanxi, Gansu and Sichuan, in addition to in Tibet. Grownup males can weigh as much as 180 kilograms and their physique size ranges from 1.2 to 1.8 meters. Females are considerably smaller: they’ll weigh about 100 kilograms and have a physique size of as much as 1.5 meters. The panda’s our bodies are fairly large and are lined with thick white fur. Their paws, ears, and eyes space are lined with a contrasting black tint.


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