Oregon Zoo hedgehog FuFu will give 6-week forecast Feb. 2

Punxsutawney Phil may hog most of the attention this time of year, but Oregon Zoo traditionalists say a young hedgehog known as FuFu is actually the one to watch. The spiny little creature will make her prediction Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m.: Will it be an early spring this year, or should we hunker down for six more weeks of winter? Hedgehog Day festivities this year will take place near the zoo’s Nature Exploration Station, part of its award-winning new education center. According to records from StormFax Weather Almanac, Phil’s predictions have been correct about 39 percent of the time. Oregon Zoo hedgehogs have been slightly more successful with about a 53 percent accuracy rate.