Euro 2024

The orangutan predicts Germany's victory over Scotland

Euro 2024

European Championship hosts Germany are on course for a narrow victory in their opening match against Scotland, according to an orangutan at Dortmund Zoo.

Walter, 35, is no stranger to predicting match results. He is a veteran of previous World Cup and European campaigns as well as German and European club competitions.

Reuters writes that on Thursday two buckets were placed in his cage, one with a German scarf and the other with a Scottish scarf.

"Walter stopped in front of the buckets. He glanced at them both and went to the German bucket. so  which I think will be victory for the German team against Scotland. But then he went to the scotch bucket. So even Scotland can be very close," said the spokesperson of the zoo.

Walter joins the list of animals, which also includes an octopus and an elephant, that have predicted the results of international matches. This is usually done by selecting a food container containing one of the flags.

The most famous was Paul the octopus from an aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. He gained fame at the 2010 World Cup for his uncanny ability to predict the results of Germany's matches. He correctly predicted seven of Germany's games.