Now through October 25, you can vote for the next "Mayor of Blank Park Zoo" by donating towards your favorite animal candidate.
Blank Park Zoo is having a fun, election-themed fundraiser to help raise money to continue the work of protecting and saving animals and the operations of the nonprofit Blank Park Zoo.
The candidates are 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’ is a much-loved toad whose work helps educate children of all ages. ‘Meatball the Sea Lion,’ is a newer addition to Blank Park Zoo, and definitely steals the spotlight in the seal and sea lion pool.
You can vote at Blank Park Zoo or by clicking online. Thank you for your contributions.
“Throughout COVID, we have maintained our commitment to provide excellent animal care and quality education and recreational programs for our community,” said Anne Shimerdla, CEO of Blank Park Zoo. “However, being closed for two months and limiting capacity once we reopened has significantly reduced our revenue, as it costs nearly $19,000 a day to care for the Zoo’s animals.”