5 animals announce candidacy for mayor of Beardsley Zoo


Five animals have thrown their hat within the ring for a run at mayor of Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.

The 5 candidates who’ve made it previous this yr’s main rounds to the final election are Harry the guinea hog piglet, Zari the African gray parrot, Okay-Man the yacare caiman, Jolene the whistling duck, and Clara the American bison.

The election will resolve the zoo’s second mayor, the highest-ranking animal official who will showcase the necessary function of animal ambassadors.

Last yr’s winner, Wiggles the chinchilla, died in workplace, and runner-up Kallisto the Amur leopard is finishing Wiggles’ time period.

The election will probably be determined by on-line votes. The public can vote for the candidate of their alternative by making a $1 donation for every vote right here.

Voting started on Thursday, Nov. 4.

Polls shut at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18.

The profitable mayor will maintain a 12-month time period.

All donations to the poll field will probably be used to assist the zoo’s mission of conservation, training, analysis, and enjoyable.