One cute thing: Lincoln running for office (again)

President Lincoln The Sea Otter

Born in a fog cabin, known for his pro-clam-oceans and a four-score from the three point line, all rise for Lincoln (né 805), President of sea pups and commander in mischief at Oregon Zoo!

Posted by Monterey Bay Aquarium on Monday, February 19, 2018

Campaign season is gearing up again and the candidates considering a run for office are more diverse than ever. The Oregon Zoo’s resident sea otter Lincoln (or maybe another President Lincoln if he plays his cards right) is toying with the idea of running for office by releasing this adorable campaign video. What we love most about him is that he’s opposed to offshore drilling because, in his words, “you can’t stay fluffy when you’re covered in oil.”

In late October of 2017, the pup soon to be known as Lincoln was found stranded in Morro Bay Harbor; by rescuers from Monterey Bay Aquarium’s rescue and care program. Unable to be paired with a surrogate mom, he was eventually deemed non-releasable by USFWS and last December moved to his home at the Oregon Zoo. Since his arrival, Lincoln has bonded with his fellow sea otters Juno and Eddie, as well as his devoted care staff. He’s also made quite the splash on social media, helping fans around the world learn how to help sea otters in the wild.

h/t to reader and #FriendOfThePlanet Andrea W. for sending this our way!

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