Beckham, Ronaldo, Messi, Isidoro. Isidoro? Isidoro doesn’t play for any team, but the Brazilian Ocelot plays by instinct when he predicts the 2014 World Cup winners this summer from a habitat at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.
How exactly an Ocelot predicts the future is a very exact science – he walks up to his favorite items before each scheduled match, and whichever item he picks, A or B, determines the winner. Isidoro uses “special predictive powers” to make each guess.
Izzy tweets out predictions and some occasional trash talk on his Twitter feed (@IzzysPicks). The wild cat introduces himself like so: “I’m Izzy, the Brazilian ocelot. Hobbies: Listening to @pritheworld, chilling at @ZooNewEngland and picking winners for the #WorldCup.”
Do you think Izzy the Ocelot will select the final World Cup winner?