We’ve reached the end of our blog contest! We’ve followed Jeffery to Italy, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Singapore and all over the US! I have to say, that’s one well-traveled puppet.
We believe this contest and Jeffery accomplished our goal of increasing awareness in the States of the declining population of the Philippine Eagle.
Raising a thousand dollars for Philippine Eagle conservation is amazing, but the possibilities created by raising a thousand voices for this cause is staggering.What if you tell a friend about this puppet and what he stands for, and she tells her cousin? What if that cousin tells all his friends and somewhere down the line, through the power of social connections, people begin talking, minds start to change, legislation is passed, ecotourism enriches the country, habitats are saved along with the human lives that depend on them, and the 52,177 species in the Philippines, our favorite eagle included, flourish?It’s a very serious thing, the welfare of a biodiversity hotspot like the Philippines, but we’re using the internet and a puppet to get the word out.
You can’t save the eagle without saving its habitat, and Jeffery is here to make people want to save the Philippine Eagle, whether they ever get to see one in person or not.
Along the way, Jeffery has made a ton of friends with the same goals. We’d like to thank the talented artists at Jeepney Projects Worldwide, Hazel Dawes, one of the eagle’s most avid, talented and generous supporters, local Houston band, The Presidents, and Karlene Co. Thank you for all your support!
So, now you must be thinking, “I’m really going to miss Jeffery! What will I do without my weekly Jeffery updates?”
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! You can always find Jeffery on Facebook
, and now, his very own blog
! I’m sure Jeffery will also pop up on Houston Zoo’s blogs as well. The puppet will continue to travel and cheer for the Philippine Eagle Foundation
"I think White Sands is a fantastic place to visit, but no aerial tour for me thanks, there are waaaayyy to many missiles and rockets to dodge!!" Linda
"I’ve always wanted granite counter tops, but this may be a little too much over the top!" Linda
"I love to paint, but now it’s time to get off the road and back to the Houston Zoo for the “Bird of Prey” days this weekend. Please join me to celebrate my friends and raise money for conservation!" Tess
Tomorrow starts our Birds of Prey Days! Please come by and learn about the biodiversity of the Philippines and Texas native birds of prey, check out our Philippine Eagle art, and meet some of our resident birds of prey!
Liberty, the Houston Zoo's Bald Eagle. Photo by Ali Striggow.
Catori, the Houston Zoo's Eastern Screech Owl. Photo by Ali Striggow.
Artwork by Hazel Dawes
Come by and visit! Oh, and drumroll please…the grand prize winner of our contest is….
Tess with 134 points!
Linda came in second with 124 points and Melissa ended the contest with 112 points! All three of you have a prize to claim! Thank you all so much for participating, and please contact me at email@example.com
to arrange a way to claim your prizes!
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