May 22 - The owner of a German wildlife park says one of his elephants, Nelly, has predicted that Bayern Munich will win the soccer Champions League final on May 25 against rivals Borussia Dortmund. Tara Cleary reports.
It seems that soccer prophesy is a new sport for Germany's animals. First it was Paul the Octopus, the late forecaster of the 2010 World Cup. Now - among several others - it's Nelly the psychic elephant, who has predicted the winner of the upcoming all-German European Champions League final. Nelly's owner Fabrizio Sepe is confident about his animal's forecast. SOUNDBITE: Fabrizio Sepe Serengeti Park owner, saying (German): "It is clearly a win for Bayern, the ball was shot into the Dortmund goal which means for us 1-0 for Bayern. Nelly is predicting a win for Bayern." Bayern Munich takes on Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, with Bayern already having won the German Bundesliga. And time will tell whether Nelly will be trumpeting her fortune-telling success.