Sloth gets award
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Bob the sloth holds a German flag at the Toronto Zoo on July 11, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Anne-Marie Vettorel
A two-toed sloth at the Toronto Zoo which showed a burst of speed when he accurately predicted the winner of the World Cup is to be honoured today.
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly is to give the sloth named Bob a congratulatory scroll after the mammal picked Germany to win the big soccer match.
Bob was shown an Argentine flag and a German flag by zoo employees days before last month's game
Hanging upside down from a branch, the sloth moved fast and grabbed the German one.
Zoo employees said Bob had called the outcome of 14 previous World Cup matches prior to this year's, with a 71 per cent success rate.
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