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On Sunday, Farewells For A Super-Bowl-Prognosticating Camel In Lacey

Over the years Princess went 8-1 in selecting the Super Bowl victor, including her correct prognostication of last year's matchup. She also picked NFL playoff games.

On Sunday, Farewells For A Super-Bowl-Prognosticating Camel In Lacey
Services were held Sunday for Princess, a 27-year-old camel who called the Popcorn Park Zoo home for nearly the past decade, but had a more unique and relevant quality for days like these:

She picked Super Bowl winners.

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Princess,  who died Jan. 14, was known for her friendly demeanor at the park – as well as her love of graham crackers – and had a stunningly accurate knack for making the right choice on Super Bowl Sunday.

Before the big game, Princess would pick either one of two graham crackers offered to her by the zoo manager, whose palms were marked with the names of the teams. The first one eaten was the winner.

Over the years Princess went 8-1 in selecting the Super Bowl victor, including her correct prognostication of last year's matchup. She also picked NFL playoff games.

"The weeks leading up to the Super Bowl were always a very exciting time at Popcorn Park because of our beautiful camel, Princess," said John Bergmann, Popcorn Park Director, in an e-mail. "Arrangements have been made to memorialize and pay tribute to our beloved Princess, and there is no other day more fitting for this memorial to take place than on Super Bowl Sunday."

Video by Dianne DeOliveira (WOBM)

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