WHAT: In honor of Presidents’ Day and the 2012 Presidential election, Franklin Park Zoo will be hosting its own Zoo animal election for “President” of the Zoo.  Throughout the week, families can learn about each of the candidates’ platforms, vote for their favorite candidate, celebrate with games and activities and discover what makes each animal unique!

Kiki, a female western lowland gorilla, was inaugurated as the first Zoo President in 2006 and was re-elected in 2008. While Kiki is not up for re-election, there are a host of other incredible animal candidates running for “President” of the Zoo. Absentee ballots may be cast online starting in February. The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 25 and an inauguration party will follow in the Tropical Forest.

WHO: Presidential Animal Candidates:
·         Gigi, a female western lowland gorilla
·         Christopher, a male lion
·         Tito, a male Andean condor
·         Jockamo, a male giant anteater
·         Isidoro, a male Brazilian ocelot
·         Stella Luna, a female red panda

WHEN: Activities, Games & Voting
February 20 – 24, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Presidential Inauguration Party at the Tropical Forest
February 25, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

TICKETS: Admission is $10.00 for children (2-12), $16.00 for adults and $13.00 for seniors (62+). Children under 2 are free.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO: www.franklinparkzoo.org