Monkey predicts winners of upcoming Rugby World Cup matches in Southern Japan

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OITA, JAPAN (RECENT - SEPTEMBER 17, 2019) (TAKASAKIYAMA ZOOLOGICAL PARK HANDOUT - MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "TAKASAKIYAMA ZOOLOGICAL PARK") (MUTE)

1. MONKEY NAMED 'GORO' WITH SUBTITLES READING (Japanese): "THIS VIDEO IS A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MONKEY PREDICTING RESULTS OF EACH GAME DURING THE RUGBY WORLD CUP"

2. MONKEY NAMED 'GORO' WITH SUBTITLES READING (Japanese): "THE HANDSOME TAKASAKI MOUNTAIN MONKEY 'GORO'"

3. SHOT READING (Japanese): "OCTOBER 2ND CANADA VS NEW ZEALAND"

4. VARIOUS OF MONKEY PREDICTING THAT NEW ZEALAND BEATS CANADA IN MATCH TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 2 WITH SUBTITLES READING (Japanese): "GORO'S PREDICTION IS NEW ZEALAND!!"

5. SHOT READING (Japanese): "OCTOBER 5TH AUSTRALIA VS URUGUAY"

6. STAFF HANGING SWEET POTATOES WITH SUBTITLES READING (Japanese): "PREDICTION FOR THE SECOND GAME!"

7. VARIOUS OF MONKEY PREDICTING THAT AUSTRALIA BEATS URUGUAY IN MATCH TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 5 WITH SUBTITLES READING (Japanese): "GORO'S PREDICTION IS AUSTRALIA!!"

8. SHOT READING (Japanese): "OCTOBER 9TH WALES VS FIJI"

9. STAFF HANGING SWEET POTATOES WITH SUBTITLES READING (Japanese): "PREDICTION FOR THE THIRD GAME!"

10. VARIOUS OF MONKEY PREDICTING THAT FIJI BEATS WALES IN MATCH TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 9 WITH SUBTITLES READING (Japanese): "FIJI!!"

11. MONKEY GORO WITH SUBTITLES READING (Japanese): "WILL GORO'S PREDICTIONS BE RIGHT? YOU WONDER! TAKASAKIYAMA ZOOLOGICAL PARK SUPPORTS THE RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019!"

STORY: A monkey in city of Oita, southern Japan, has predicted winners of the Rugby World Cup games, having succeeded in predicting New Zealand's victory against Canada, which was held on October 2.

Thirteen-year-old male monkey named 'Goro', inhabitat of a local zoological park, selected the result of three games that Oita city hosts by catching sweet potatoes hung from banners of New Zealand, Canada, Australia and Uruguay flags.

The monkey successfully predicted the result of the October 2 game, where All Blacks beat Canada 63-0. For the upcoming two matches between Australia and Uruguay and between Wales and Fiji, Goro predicted victory for Australia and Wales, respectively.

The Wallabies will face the South Americans at Rugby World Cup Pool D match in Oita on Saturday (October 5), looking to get back to back to winning ways after their agonising 29-25 loss to Wales in Tokyo last weekend.

(Production: Kwiyeon Ha)