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Citta gets another chance at Euro 2012 predictions; picks Poland to beat Russia

06/11/2012 10:05 EDT | Updated 08/11/2012 05:12 EDT
WARSAW, Poland - The elephant who got her first Euro 2012 prediction wrong has a chance for redemption.

Citta has now picked Poland to beat Russia in their Group A match Tuesday. The 33-year-old female pachyderm at the Krakow Zoo chose a melon marked for the co-host nation over those marked for Russia and for a draw.

In her first try, Citta predicted Poland would beat Greece in the tournament's opening match, which ended in a 1-1 draw Friday.

But the zoo says it isn't giving up on Citta yet. Zoo spokesman Jerzy Pirog said the elephant made her latest choice Monday.

Two years after Paul the Octopus became a household name by correctly predicting eight matches at the 2010 World Cup, several pretenders to the throne have cropped up in Poland and co-host Ukraine.

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