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.