Maverick, a rescued 6-year-old California sea lion who resides at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, will make his Super Bowl pick on Friday.
Zookeepers will toss two footballs into the pool at Sea Lion Landing, one marked with the Los Angeles Rams’ logo and the other with the New England Patriots’ logo. Maverick will then make his choice.
Maverick is 1-0 in such prognostication, having successfully picked the Philadelphia Eagles to defeat the New England Patriots last year.
Zoo guests are invited to watch the 10:30 a.m. event.
Super Bowl LIII, to be played at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.