Fans of Paul the Octopus can now admire a memorial to the mollusk at the aquarium where he became the World Cup prognosticator.
Paul correctly tipped the outcome of all seven of Germany’s games at last year’s World Cup, plus the Spain-Netherlands final. He made his predictions by opening the lid of one of two boxes, each containing a mussel and bearing a team flag.
The Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen unveiled the 6-foot plastic replica of Paul clutching a soccer ball in his eight arms on Thursday.
Aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig says Paul’s cremated ashes were placed in a gold-leafed urn inside the ball. Paul died three months ago.
Munzig says fans around the world had asked for a memorial.
When asked if the designer liked the final version of the 6- feet statue, he replied “it was supposed to be an eight-foot statue!”