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ZooMontana Red Panda Assumes Mantle of Super Bowl Predictor

February 8, 2023

ZooMontana Red Panda to Predict Super Bowl LVII

ZooMontana Media Release

Billings, MT | ZooMontana It's official, ZooMontana's former Super Bowl predictor, Sid the Wolverine, has retired from his duties. Alas, his days of high fame Superbowl predictions are over, after revealing to his caregivers that the job was just too stressful. Enter Pabu the Red Panda. This beloved, fuzzy critter is used to fame, with thousands of adoring fans around the globe. “When the job opened up, Pabu was there waiting with his resume,” said Jeff Ewelt, Executive Director of ZooMontana. “There was no doubt, Pabu was the animal for the job.”

Pabu is looking to strengthen his name recognition by methodically attempting to choose the Super Bowl LVII champion between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. Pabu will make his prediction on Thursday, February 9 at 11:00am in a joint effort between ZooMontana and the Big J Show of Hot 101.9. 

Pabu will choose between two delicious bamboo stalks, sprinkled with fruit treats. The stalk that is chewed on first will be this year’s projected Super Bowl winner. Each stalk will be identical, ensuring no favoritism. Duli, ZooMontana’s other Red Panda, will have no part of this nonsense, sleeping soundly next door.

About ZooMontana

ZooMontana is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) educational organization committed to the best in animal care, conservation, and wildlife education.  As Montana’s only Zoological and Botanical Park, ZooMontana is dedicated to wildlife education and conservation. The Zoo is located at 2100 S. Shiloh Rd. in Billings, MT just off the Zoo Drive exit (443) of Interstate 90. Find the Zoo on the web at and on Facebook. ZooMontana is open every day at 10:00 am and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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