Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
hadiah_tiger.jpg
Hadiah the tiger makes her "prediction" for the 2014 Tostitos Fiest Bowl outcome. (Twitter photo/@FiestaBowl)

PHOENIX -- If a certain feline really knows football, then University of Central Florida fans have a trophy to look forward to on New Year's Day in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Hadiah, a Sumatran tiger at the Phoenix Zoo, has been predicting bowl games with impressive accuracy.

"She was 2-and-0 last year and recently [correctly] predicted Kansas State would win the Buffalo Wild Wings bowl," said zoo spokesman Joseph Becker.

Zoo keepers will hide tasty tiger treats in two marked boxes, and the fate of the bowl game is determined by which box the killer cat pounces on first.

This year, Baylor University fans better hope the cat's killer instincts are off.

Sandra Haros , Reporter

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.