Sloth gets award

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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