AR bilby mascot name announced

Developer 2 (MM) - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The winner of the 'Name the AR Bilby Mascot' sponsored by Haighs Chocolates is Bec Gardner from Roxby Downs who nominated ' MACCA' as her choice.

The Friends of Arid Recovery committee judged the winner from over 50 entries and took 3 days to make their final decision from some excellent nominations.  The committee raised the funds and had the mascot made for Arid Recovery to assist our promotions and to raise awareness for threatened native animal species.

'Macca' has a special meaning as it helps to promote the scientific name of the Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) and it has an 'Aussie' twang, promoting that bilbies are native to Australia.

We thank Bec, the committee and Friends, and all of the entrants, as well as Haighs Chocolates for providing the prize of a voucher and an Easter Bilby soft toy complete with chocolate baby bilbies in its pouch.
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