Ahpun for President

Ahpun for Animal President!

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VOTE ONLINE TODAY! POLLS CLOSED AT 8PM. FINAL NUMBERS WILL BE POSTED SOON!

ZOO GROUNDS VOTING: Cast your vote in the containers at each candidate's habitat. Our Gift Shop, Coffee Shop and Admissions staff will also accept votes. Each vote is $1. Vote as many times as you wish!

STICKER SALES (see image of Ahpun): We have custom "I Voted for Ahpun" stickers for $1 each at all customer service locations on zoo grounds. Each sticker purchased will also count as one vote.

Life Motto: "Polar Pride! Bears Rule!"

Experience:

  • Incumbent president, elected in 2012.
  • Running for a second term.
  • Won in 2012 with 2,129 votes (Denali had 1,822, Yertle had 605).

Candidate Profile: Ahpun is an 18-year-old female polar bear (Ursus maritimus) orphaned near Point Lay, Alaska. She has lived at the Alaska Zoo since she was 3 months old.

Ahpun Position Statement:
• Best candidate for the position
• Alaska is my home, I roam no other state
• Have iconic stature
• My species has world-wide name recognition, just like Coca-Cola
• Large and in charge, nobody messes with me
• Natural born leader
• Multi-faceted and walking in two worlds, both land and sea
• I paddle with the best through rough waters

The Alaska Zoo is a private, nonprofit. All funds raised will be used in the Alaska Zoo's General Fund, the money which is used to feed and care for our animals.

Thank you for your votes and your support.