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ZooMontana’s Ozzy the grizzly bear picks Super Bowl winner

Posted at 1:23 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 15:23:39-05

BILLINGS – And the winner of Super Bowl LIII is…

After contemplating his choice for three or four minutes, ZooMontana’s grizzly bear Ozzy confidently sauntered over to the New England Patriot’s cake over the Los Angeles Rams’ dessert Tuesday morning.

Ozzy has chosen correctly 5 out of 6 times, missing only once when he mistakenly chose the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII over the Seattle Seahawks.

Last year, the 680-pound lumbering grizzly took his time choosing the Philadelphia Eagles in what would be an unexpected upset. The Eagles beat the Patriots, securing Ozzy as one of the elite Super Bowl predictors in the country, according to ZooMontana Executive Director Jeff Ewelt.

Due to a “slower” response each year, Ozzy’s typical banana cakes were replaced with whipped cream and grape pies. Each pie was adorned with the team logos.

Pregame coverage of the Super Bowl begins at 9:30 a.m. and Super Bowl LIII kicks off at 4 p.m. on CBS.