Forget Phil! Tiger to predict Neb. weather

Forget Phil! Tiger to predict Neb. weather

OMAHA (AP) — Forget Punxsutawney Phil.

On Monday — Groundhog Day — the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha will have a weather prognosticator of its own. Siberian tiger “Khuntami” is expected to predict whether Nebraska will see an early spring or six more weeks of winter.

But Khuntami won’t be relying on his shadow.

Instead, the roughly 16-year-old tiger will chow down on his selection. His breakfast will come in two containers — a green one for spring and a white one for winter — and whichever he chooses first will determine his forecast.

Khuntami’s weather prediction is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday.

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/news/2009-02-01-groundhog-day-tiger_N.htm

http://bigcatrescue.org

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Hanoi’s Environmental Police record largest-ever seizure

Hanoi’s Environmental Police record largest-ever seizure Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11:07 TRAFFIC in ...

Five injured in leopard attack

Five injured in leopard attack 8 Apr 2009, 1635 hrs IST, PTI HALDWANI (Uttarakhand): ...

Bihar govt asked to appoint conservator for tiger reserve

Bihar govt asked to appoint conservator for tiger reserve July 10, 2009 New Delhi ...