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!
Melissa, Tess and Linda, it’s been a great pleasure! Thanks for sticking with Jeffery this entire time, and I will be in touch with each of you on Friday, after the final total is announced. I hope to see you on Saturday or Sunday for our Birds of Prey Days! We plan to have lots of games, keeper chats and opportunities to learn about raptors and the Philippines!
Right now, it’s time to reveal the final photo in our contest!!!
Jeffery visited this public art installation originally created by the art group Ant Farm that encourages visitors to add to the art by spray painting vehicles half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
Where in the world is Jeffery?
You have until Friday at 10 AM to submit your final captions!
Please don’t forget about our Birds of Prey Days on May 5th and 6th. The Houston Zoo will be hosting a fun-packed educational event to help raise awareness and funds for the survival of the largest and most endangered eagle in the world, the Philippine Eagle! Meet our birds of prey and their keepers, play games, win prizes, and go wild at the Houston Zoo!
Alright Jeffery fans, this is your second to last chance to make it to the top! Final results will be calculated soon, but I can already tell you, Tess, Melissa and Linda will be winning prizes! This photo may take a little research, and we will only give points to the correct answer, giving the correct name and state (there’s a hint for you!)
Unveiled in 2004, Jeffery visited this Stonehenge replica which matches the original Stonehenge horizontally, but is approximately 14 percent shorter in height than the original.
I may be small, but don't count me out!
Hello Philippine Eagle fans! I have some very exciting news! Our friends at the Philippine Eagle Foundation recently located an eagle population in the Cordillera Mountain Ranges. Just for reference, this is the first sighting of a wild Philippine Eagle outside of their normal mountain range, the Sierra Madre Range, much further to the south of the Cordillera Mountains. Jayson Ibanez is our primary contact at the Philippine Eagle Foundation, and has been leading the recent expanded searches for additional wild populations of the eagle. Funds we raise will help them in these efforts, as well as the foundation’s conservation education efforts in the communities surrounding known eagle nest sites. Please join us in congratulating Jayson and his team on this incredible discovery!
There’s quite a bit of pressure on our contestants as the weeks tick away and the point totals just get closer and closer! This one may require a bit of searching, but where in the world is Jeffery?
This monument is dedicated to the lasting memory of Thomas Michael McGinn (1929 – 2007), the founder of Pistachio Tree Ranch.
The caption contest is going to be the key to winning first place!
Did you follow Jeffery’s recent road trip through the southwest on twitter or facebook?
Did you happen to get a glimpse of Jeffery during the Houston Zoo’s Call of the Wild Speaker Series last night?
- Jeffery letting the public know about the amazing Philippine Eagle!
Have you been following this very CLOSE contest??? Let’s do a wrap up and see where everyone stands!
Are you on the endangered species list too?? --Linda
Hooray – I get to ride on Herbie the elephant into the jungle! --Tess
Elevating the Philippine Eagle Foundation Pride! --Melissa
The current totals are….(drumroll, please!)
Tess is in the lead with 89 points!
Linda is right behind her with 81 points!
Melissa has 80 points!
This is one close contest and anyone could win! There are only THREE contest Mondays left, and guess what? It’s time to reveal another prize!
The first place winner will have a Philippine Eagle adopted in their name. The adoption kit will include a personalized adoption certificate, a fact sheet, a photo of your adopted bird and an update letter about the Philippine Eagle Foundation at the end of the year.
One of the many eagles that will be available for adoption during our Birds of Prey Days!
Minalwang and many other Philippine Eagles will be available for adoption during our Birds of Prey Days on May 5th and 6th! There will be games for kids and adults of all ages, prizes, meet the keeper opportunities, chances to see our birds of prey up close, and much more!
According to mythology, Enceladus (the giant, not the moon of Saturn) was buried under this:
Showing some Philippine Eagle Foundation pride!
Jeffery’s currently cruising around the country! Follow his road trip adventures on Facebook and Twitter!
A famous incident in 1947 put this town on the map despite the fact that the incident actually occured almost 100 miles away!
This caption contest should be hilarious!
For weeks now, I’ve been writing about the wonderful biodiversity of the Philippines. Did you know you can see witness some of that biodiversity just by visiting the Houston Zoo?
In the bird department alone we have:
Palawan Peacock Pheasants
Black-naped Fruit Doves
Pied Imperial Pigeons
Luzon Bleeding Heart Doves
Please visit the zoo on May 5th and 6th to help us celebrate the beautiful animals of the Philippines and the majesty of raptors! We will als be featuring our own birds of prey with several species of owl, hawks, and Liberty, our Bald Eagle!
Time for another installment of Where in the World is Jeffery? Please leave a caption for the first photo for a chance to win an extra 8 points!
Recently, Jeffery visited the only Southeast Asian country that has never been taken over by a European power.
Where am I?
There will be no wrap up blog this Friday the 23rd, as I will be traveling…with the puppet. There WILL be another contest blog on Monday the 26th!
Follow Jeffery’s road trip antics on Facebook and Twitter!