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Siberian Bear, Tigers Predict Biden Election Victory

Buyan the brown bear makes his political voice heard. Royev Ruchei Zoo Press Office / TASS

Russia’s tried and true political forecasters have weighed in — and they’re all in on Joe Biden winning the 2020 U.S. presidential race.

Their names are Khan, Buyan and Bartek and their forecasts are calculated with watermelons. Their affiliation — the Royev Ruchey Zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

The forecasters, as you may have guessed, are two tigers and a bear.

Khan, a white Bengal tiger, offered his expert opinion by playfully rolling around a watermelon with Biden’s carved-out image inside its cage and ignoring the Trump watermelon.

Bartek, an Amur tiger, agreed with his colleague and approvingly smashed the Biden watermelon on the ground after some deliberation. 

Buyan, a brown bear, provided his insight by tearing into the Biden watermelon and eating all of its insides. 

Buyan’s credentials are under question, however, after he incorrectly predicted the winners of the 2018 football World Cup and the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election.

The zoo, seeking to quell concerns that its animals may be biased toward the Democrat, said on its social media page that “all watermelons are the same.”

In 2016, Royev Ruchey’s polar bear named Felix correctly predicted that Donald Trump would become the U.S. president that year by picking a pumpkin with his name on it. A female Amur tiger named Yunona opted for Hillary Clinton.

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