SeaWorld tortoise chooses US in World Cup vs. Belgium

Henry the tortoise makes soccer pick


SAN ANTONIO – Like a soccer player between two goals, Henry the tortoise had his eye on the prize: picking between two balls representing the United States and Belgium.

His stubby legs and heavy shell didn't slow him down as he made his way to the ball with the U.S. flag on it, pecking it with his nose.

It's not clear if Henry, who is an African spurred tortoise from SeaWorld San Antonio, knew he was making his prediction in Tuesday's World Cup game.

SeaWorld also shared a picture of Wilson, its South American three-banded armadillo. He did not choose sides in the game.

The three-banded armadillo is the official mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, SeaWorld said.