Now one New England zoo is out to prove that politics really is for the birds, and gorillas and lions and anteaters too.
Boston's Franklin Park Zoo is holding its third " PreZOOdential Election" next week to elect an animal as the new "president" of the zoo. The election will, appropriately, begin on Monday, Feb. 20, President's Day.
Franklin Park began the tradition in 2006 and found it so popular it did it again in 2008 and now in 2012, following the election calendar.
"We're expecting high voter turnout," Brooke Wardrop, the zoo's director of communications, told ABCNews.com.
Up for election this year are a lion, a lowland gorilla, a Brazilian ocelot, a giant anteater, a red panda and an Andean condor, oh my!
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