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An armadillo named Norman, Germany's World Cup oracle, approaches a 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 on Friday.

In years past, Paul the Octopus, who lived In a tank at the Oberhausen Sea Life Center in western Germany, held the title of World Cup oracle. Paul correctly predicted the results of eight 2010 World Cup matches by choosing between flags placed on top of boxes containing food, before passing away later that year.