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Text and photo: Maria Collin
This is Jelita - 35cm tall, and made of Schulte (BEST quality) alpaca, with a needle-felted muzzle and paw pads.
I created her as my contribution to the next BSBCC fundraiser ( in June), but in the meantime decided to try for a bit more publicity for Sun bears................and entered her in the Golden George competition (one of the teddy bear world's most prestigious). And, to my immense delight, she has been nominated!!!!!
The Golden George trophies ( teddy Oscars) will be presented in April at the Teddybär Total show in Münster (Germany). Awards are decided by a jury, but there is an opportunity for the public to cast a vote for the Public Choice Award - this can be done on-line here
http://teddybaer-total.de/golden-george/online-voting/ there is a little English flag at the top of the page - click on that and you will get a translation (should you need it!)
The online votes will be added to those of the show visitors.
Jelita would really appreciate your vote .......... and maybe, if you donate at the fundraiser, she might come and live with you.
Thank you Maria for your hard work to create Jelita. Last year Maria created Cerah the sun bear to raise awareness and the raise fund for the sun bear. The results was fabulous!
Thank you Maria!
Big bear hugs from Jelita in the forest enclosure of BSBCC!!