Lonely Planet Writer

Octopus in Switzerland touted as the next psychic football oracle

An octopus at the Basel Zoo in Switzerland is being touted as the possible successor to psychic Paul, the world-famous octopus in Germany who predicted the results of a number of international football matches before he died in 2010.

Basel zoo believe they have a new psychic octopus.
Basel zoo believe they have a new psychic octopus. Image by Michael Bentley / CC BY 2.0

Staff at the Basel Zoo have praised the one-year-old common octopus (who arrived to the zoo in July) as being ‘eager to learn’. Read more: thelocal.ch