January Madness is off to an exciting start! The closest match-up of the first round was definitely the Ethiopian Wolf vs. the Maned Wolf, but the Maned Wolf squeaked by and will be part of the Sweet Sixteen round! A couple of rounds ended with surprising results - the Iberian Lynx easily beat the Cougar and there was a big show of support for the Raccoon Dog over the African Wild Dog. And things are just going to get more interesting!
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Before we get into Round 2's match-ups, just a reminder of the schedule:
Sweet 16: Thursday, January 14
Elite 8: Tuesday, January 19
Final Four: Thursday, January 21
Championship: Tuesday, January 26
Remember, you can use any criteria you wish to vote. Take some time to click on the posts for each contender for a description of the animal and to see additional pictures! And if you feel moved to make campaign posts making the case for your particular favorite, then so be it.
See you all for Sweet Sixteen!