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The race is on between Blank Park Zoo & Mississippi River Museum

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DES MOINES (KWWL) --  The race is on between the Blank Park Zoo and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, but it's not a foot race.

The goal of this race is to see which organization can attract more new ‘likes' on their respective Facebook page by the end of October.

"This is not a popularity contest, it's a challenge on who can serve up more fans through social media and it will highlight all the great things each organization does," said Ryan Bickel, zoo spokesperson.

"There are no rules, but each organization is discouraged from creating fake profiles and play fair," said John Sutter, aquarium marketing director.

There are more than bragging rights at stake in this race, too.  The social media person for the losing organization gets to ‘volunteer' at the competitor's organization where several ‘dirty jobs' will be awaiting them.

A link to Blank Park Zoo's Facebook page can be found at www.blankparkzoo.com.  A link to the River Museum's page can be found at www.rivermuseum.com.

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