Animals Around the World Celebrate the 2014 World Cup
This armadillo named Norman, Germany's World Cup oracle, approaches the soccer ball representing Germany as he makes his prediction for the team's opening World Cup match against Portugal on June 16, at the zoo in Muenster, Germany on June 13, 2014.
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A dolphin jumps out of the water to knock a soccer ball in the air as part of an event in support of Japan's national soccer team at the 2014 World Cup during a show at Shinagawa Aqua Stadium aquarium in Tokyo on June 13, 2014.
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A lion at the London Zoo plays with a football in honor of the 2014 World Cup kick off in London on June 12, 2014.
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Giant panda Ying Mei sits next to a box of food with the Brazilian flag on it, during an event called "Panda Predicts World Cup Results", in Yangzhou, China on June 12, 2014.
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Penguins, each wearing a uniform similar to the jersey of Japan's national football team, walk in Matsue Vogel Park in Matsue, Japan, on June 11, 2014.
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Elephants fight for the ball during an event to celebrate the opening of the World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil at a popular tourist destination in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, June 13, 2014.
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Two monkey play with a soccer ball at the Zoo of Santa Fe in Medellin, Colombia, on June 12, 2014.
Luis Eduardo—Zuma Press
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An octopus named Hacchan predicts Japan's victory in their match against Ivory Coast by choosing the mock goal with the Japanese national flag, at Shinagawa Aqua Stadium aquarium in Tokyo June 13, 2014.
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Archerfish predict Japan's victory in their 2014 World Cup soccer match against Ivory Coast by hitting the plate coated with their bait and written with the word "Win", with powerful jets of water shot from their mouths, at Shinagawa Aqua Stadium aquarium in Tokyo on June 13, 2014.
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Leila de Matos holds her cat, Yandu, as it wears a Brazlian flag hat as they visit Copacabana beach while waiting for the start of the World Cup tournament on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro.
Joe Raedle—Getty Images
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A dog with a Brazilian flag sticker on its head, touches a replica of the World Cup trophy as a visitor takes pictures during an event to celebrate the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on June 12, 2014.
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