The Oscars opossum oracle

Ever since Paul the Octopus went to the great ocean in the sky, the fight has for the top spot of the psychic animal world has been well and truly on.

Currently sitting pretty in pole position is Heidi, the alarming-looking cross-eyed opossum who has cemented her supremacy by bagging a job Stateside.

Heidi is all set to appear live via satellite on Jimmy Kimmel’s top-rated ABC show on Feburary 27th, and will be giving her predictions for the Oscars, to be held on March 7th.

And while it’s still unclear how Heidi will make her predictions, Joerg Junghold, the director of Leipzig Zoo where Heidi lives, claims her small screen appearance will be “quite similar to Paul, it will be about tips”. The opossum’s fee will be donated to an animal protection charity.

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