‘Nick’s Picks’: Rescued dolphin at Florida aquarium makes Super Bowl winner prediction

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Nicholas the rescued dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is putting his best fin forward while predicting the winner this Super Bowl Sunday.

During his sixth annual Super Bowl pick, Nicholas chose the Cincinnati Bengals to defeat the LA Rams.

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Nicholas was joined by Billie, one of Team Ruff’s players in the Puppy Bowl XVIII, while making his selection.


Officials said Billie is a rescue, like Nicholas, and is helping to raise awareness for adopting pets from shelters and rescue facilities.

The Big Game pick was made by Nicholas while he was presented with a choice during his normal enrichment activities.

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For this prediction, Nick was presented with two signs at one of his underwater viewing windows — one with the logo of the Cincinnati Bengals and one with the Los Angeles Rams.

A member from his Animal Care team asked Nick to make a choice from poolside and he selected the team by swimming to and touching the sign.

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Nicholas is a bottlenose dolphin that was found stranded with severe sunburns. He was orphaned and unable to learn necessary survival skills as a calf, therefore he became a permanent resident at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, officials said.

Watch Nicholas make his pick in the video above.

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