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Poland: Citta the Soothsayer

Paul the Octobus has found a worthy successor. It is Citta the Elephant, the Krakow Zoo's largest inhabitant, who will be predicting the winner of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.

Ein Elefant im Münchner Tierpark Hellabrunn spielt am Freitag (09.12.2005) mit einem Fußball. Am Abend findet in Leipzig am Abend die Auslosung der Spielbegegnungen zur Fußball-Weltmeisterschaftt 2006 statt. Foto: Matthias Schrader dpa/lby +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

For important matches, Citta will make the winning pick by choosing between two

Poland's team is seen prior to a test soccer match between Poland and Belarus in Wiesbaden, Germany, Tuesday, Oct.11, 2011. The draw for the final tournament of the Euro 2012 is to be held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Foto:Michael Probst/AP/dapd)

Poland's team for the Euro 2012

marked apples that represent the two teams. She'll put her abilities to test for all of Poland's matches, and for the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and the deciding match. She was tapped for the job after correctly predicting the result of the UEFA Champions League final, where she unhesitatingly sniffed out the apple painted in Chelsea colors.