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Squirrel monkeys' Super Bowl pick. Yes, real squirrel monkeys.

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When it comes to picking a Super Bowl winner, who would know better than squirrel monkeys? When it comes to picking a Super Bowl winner, who would know better than squirrel monkeys?
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When it comes to picking a Super Bowl winner, who would know better than squirrel monkeys? We went to Tyler's Caldwell Zoo to ask the little athletes if it's going to be the Broncos, or the Seahawks.

To me, it just makes sense to ask some of the most athletic animals who is going to take the Super Bowl. The problem is two-way communication.

If you're going to get the opinion of squirrel monkeys you have to communicate with the only thing they really understand: food.

So, it's broccoli for the Seahawks, and carrots for the Broncos, even though the Broncos aren't really orange any more.

Scotty Stainback, curator of Zoo Mammals, and a co-worker set up the incentive for the monkeys in a tree, and then the decision.

Two monkeys go for each bucket and it is a tie.

"Looks like a split decision in there," I said

"It does, doesn't it? I'm not sure who's going to win but, they're not either," said Stainback.

Here it is again in slow motion.

So, it goes into overtime, and the rules say whichever bucket is empty first is the winner.

Man these guys are hungry. It looks like the Seahawks are pulling into the lead. Yes, the Seahawks are definitely outscoring the Broncos, and oh! An upset! One of the squirrel monkeys dumped out the bucket!

There's no rule against that. So, the squirrel monkeys say the Seahawks by over a half a bucket.

We also tried to have the bears make a choice, but their decision was thrown out because of a controversial rule violation.

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