Mari, the resident Asian elephant at the Honolulu Zoo, showed her support for the Philadelphia Eagles as they prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.
On Thursday, in front of visitors, Mari used her trunk to pick a watermelon carved with the Eagles logo over the Chiefs, showing her quick decision-making skills.
“Elephants are proven to be exceptionally smart creatures and I think Mari’s got it right by counting on the Philadelphia defense to stop the Kansas City run and eliminate any big plays,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi in a news release.
The Eagles have not won the Super Bowl since 2018, when they defeated the New England Patriots. The Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, took home the Super Bowl trophy in 2020 after defeating the San Francisco 49ers.
Last year, Mari made a prediction for the Super Bowl but was incorrect as she chose the Cincinnati Bengals, who were defeated by the Los Angeles Rams.
Mari, 47, lives at the Waikiki zoo with another female Asian elephant, Vaigai, 37.