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Buffalo Zoo rhino catches case of World Cup fever

A Buffalo Zoo rhino is all caught up in FIFA fever, it seems.

Brandon Davids and his son Dylan were visiting the zoo Thursday when they were treated to a display of one rhino's soccer skills. Davids suggested the rhino simply couldn't contain its World Cup spirit.

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Davids said his almost-4-year-old son was visiting the zoo on a field trip. The rhino, he said, was standing still for a while before bursting into action.

"He looks so light on his feet for being so big," Davids said.

Zoo representative Rachel Gottlieb identified the rhino as George, who enjoys kicking around his favorite ball. She joked that George is training for future Team USA tryouts, advising potential opponents to steer clear of the armored animal when he's in the zone.

Buffalo's rhino isn't the only animal getting in on World Cup action. Back in 2010, Paul the octopus flawlessly predicted the international soccer series winner, selecting Spain over the Netherlands.

The octopus oracle died later that year, but other creatures have tried to continue his psychic soccer legacy.

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