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Race for 'Mayor of Blank Park Zoo' heats up

The race is heating up at the Blank Park Zoo as three animals vie for the much sought after title of "Mayor of Blank Park Zoo."

DES MOINES, Iowa — The race is heating up at the Blank Park Zoo as three animals vie for the much sought after title of  "Mayor of Blank Park Zoo." 

The long-time incumbent, Mayor "Deuce the Lion," has been unseated, so here are your candidates:

Long-time guest favorite 'Barnaby the aldabra tortoise,' who has greeted guests at the zoo since it first opened its doors in 1966.

'Mr. Dave the Toad', a much-loved toad whose work helps educate children of all ages.

'Meatball the sea lion,' a newer addition to Blank Park Zoo, and definitely stealing the spotlight in the seal and sea lion pool.

You can vote for your favorite candidate by making a donation here. Your new mayor will be announced October 28.

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