Trump or Clinton? Animal kingdom predicts the 45th US president

Animals around the world predict the winner of 2016 US Presidential elections.

world Updated: Nov 09, 2016 06:20 IST
Sahiba Chawdhary
Sahiba Chawdhary
Hindustan Times
US Elections,Predictions,Tiger Yunona
A monkey kisses the cardboard cutout of US Presidential candidate Donald Trump during a selection intended to predict the result of the US election, at a park in Changsha, in China's Hunan province on November 3, 2016. The monkey chose Republican candidate Donald Trump. (AFP)

Tired of hearing experts speak about the elections? We are, too.

With just few hours from the results that will determine America’s future - the situation is tense and complex! 

So we scouted to see what does the animal world think about the US Presidential candidates - and you’ll be surprised! 

The fad of animal prediction started with the 2010 World Cup was predicted by “Paul the Octopus.” With social media raving about animal predictions, the animal soothsayers gave it a go for the US Presidential elections.

Check out their four latest predictions: 

1) Yunona, the four-year-old Russian tigress, residing at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk, favoured a pumpkin carved with the image of the Democratic Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Yunona, female Amur tiger, predicts the result of U.S. presidential election at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia. (Ilya Naymushin/ REUTERS)

2) Felix, the Polar bear: Felix, a male Polar bear who is a resident of the same zoo as Yunona, after some deliberation, foretold Trump’s win.

Felix, predicts the result of US presidential election at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, November 7, 2016. (Ilya Naymushin/REUTERS)

3) The Chinese Monkey: This one is a special fortune-teller, who resides in a tourist resort in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. He is seen playing with tourists his signature “Predict” game. This time, he played his cards with the US presidential candidates.

A monkey, wearing"King of prediction" t-shirt, holds a card which reads "elected" between cardboard cutouts of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in China. (REUTERS)

And he kissed the Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump.

A monkey wearing a tee shirt with the characters "King of prediction" kisses a cardboard cutout of Donald Trump as it makes a choice between Hillary Clinton and Trump. (REUTERS)

4) ‘Chanakya’, a floran fish, who is known for predicting cricket world cup matches, picked Trump as the winner.

Indian organisers watch as fish named Chanakya swims to a portrait of US presidential candidate Donald Trump, (L), floating alongside a portrait of US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a fish tank, during an event in Chennai on November 8, 2016. (ARUN SANKAR / AFP)

The Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk said that the animals faced a tough choice as the pumpkins had been filled with fresh meat and fish, both favourite treats with Yunona and Felix.

For now, the animal kingdom seems to favour the candidature of the Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

But let us wait for the official declarations. May the best candidate win! 

First Published: Nov 09, 2016 01:53 IST