Paul the octopus has been replaced as Germany’s World Cup prognosticator.
The all-seeing octopus, who died months after becoming a sensation during the 2010 World Cup, when he correctly predicted the results of the eight matches involving Germany and the final, has given way to Don Juan the penguin.
In Spreewald, Germany, Don Juan picked his country to beat Ghana Saturday in Brazil. The penguin nudged the ball with the German flag with his beak while ignoring the second ball with a Ghana logo.
But conspiracy theories started to spread when it was revealed that Don Juan’s fellow penguins also picked the German ball, leading to suggestions that event organizers had baited it with, what else, fish.
Don Juan isn’t the only penguin oracle being used for this World Cup, though.
In Japan, a two-year-old penguin named Aochan incorrectly predicted that the Japanese would tie the Ivory Coast in their opener. Ivory Coast won 2-1.