Sunday, May 16, 2010

Endangered Species Chocolate: Review & Giveaway CLOSED!

CLOSED!

While strolling through a local grocery store, I found myself in the candy aisle. (I know... but... I wasn't going to eat any of it!) There I happened upon a very intriguing package... a chocolate bar with a photo of the Rainforest on the front!

I had to buy it.

I'm glad that I did. For I'd discovered Endangered Species Chocolate, a company out of Indiana that is dedicated to the welfare of the Earth's endangered wildlife.


ENDANGERED SPECIES STATISTICS:
At Endangered Species Chocolate our core value of Reverence for Life and more than delicious chocolate represent our mission of the conservation of species, habitat and humanity. Ther are more than 51,000 endangered or threatened species worldwide. In the United States alone, more than 3,000 species of animals and more than 300 species of plants are listed as endangered or threatened. Sadder yet, up to 100 animal species become extinct everyday.

At ESC we are fully commited to the education of both children and adults on the topics of endangered species, the conservation of habitat and helping our fellow humans. We invite you to please click here to visit The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species to learn more about how the earth is losing its most valuable assets.


That, my friends, is incredibly powerful. It touches my family that this company cares so deeply and gives so much -- yet still makes a product that is of such amazing taste and quality.

I don't even know how to begin to describe their chocolate. It's rich, creamy, has an incredible depth of flavour. Needless to say, the samples we received didn't last very long at all!



Mike (Review Daddy) snatched up the Extreme Dark Chocolate while I scarfed down gently nibbled on the Smooth Milk Chocolate. :)

Poor Liz... I think she got one small square of the Dark Chocolate with Cranberries and Almonds!

Choose from a variety of ethically traded, all-natural, shade-grown, single-origin milk and dark chocolate bars. Each bar is made with all-natural ingredients and ethically traded, shade-grown Ivorian cacao, which means it was grown under the natural canopy of forests in Ivory Coast by farmers earning a fair wage in humane working conditions. Each chocolate bar wrapper has artwork of an at-risk species with educational information about the plight of that animal on the inside.

Some of the Chocolate bars available are:
Extreme Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate with Raspberries,
Smooth Milk Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate with Cherries plus many more!

Our verdict? OHMIGOSH!
This is superbly crafted chocolate! The in-store price is very reasonable and the sheer quality and taste just can't be matched. This is something we will buy again and again.

The fact that Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10% of net profits to help support species, habitat and humanity is an added, yet important, bonus.

Yep, you heard right -- Endangered Species Chocolate gives back!

Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10% of net profits to help support species, habitat and humanity.

Endangered Species Chocolate actively seeks opportunities to have a positive impact on the farming communities that harvest the all-natural and organic cocoa that makes our milk and dark chocolate.

In order to further our mission, Endangered Species Chocolate allows employees to volunteer in our local community for two hours per month during work hours. This program enables us to log roughly 50 hours of community service each month in Indianapolis.


If you would like to connect with Endangered Species Chocolate, please visit them of these Social Pages:

Endangered Species Chocolate on Facebook and @esc_chocolate on Twitter.

The generous folks at Endangered Species Chocolate have graciously offered one of our lucky readers the chance to win The Species Collection Gift Set!


The Species Collection gift set contains a variety of Endangered Species Chocolate that will make any chocolate lover melt. A birthday gift, holiday gift, bridal party gift, hostess gift, corporate gift or just because, this collection of all-natural and organic, 100% ethically traded, kosher, single-origin chocolate is the perfect gift for any occasion.

This gift set includes:
1) Milk chocolate treat bag (approx. 24 pieces of milk chocolate)

5) 3oz. all-natural chocolate bars (dark chocolate with cranberries and almonds, smooth milk chocolate, milk chocolate with cherries, extreme dark chocolate (88% cocoa content), supreme dark chocolate.

2) 1.4oz. premium organic chocolate bars (organic dark chocolate with cherry, organic milk chocolate with peanut butter.


For your chance to enter to win, just follow the instructions below!

Open to USA only, please.

***NOTICE: You *MUST* leave your email address in the body of your comment or make your email address visible in your profile. If I cannot contact you -- you can't win!***

Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell us which endangered species you would like to save with the donations from your purchases!

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

1. Follow Endangered Species Chocolate on Facebook and post on their Wall -- tell them Terri & Liz from Gathering My Roses sent you!

2. Follow @esc_chocolate on Twitter

3. Follow Gathering My Roses PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect (Located on the sidebar)

4. Follow Gathering My Roses via Facebook Networked Blogs (Located on sidebar)

5. Become a fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook (link on Sidebar!)

6. Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter

7. Tweet about this contest (no more than twice daily, please!)
@GeorgiaMist @esc_chocolate Win The Species Chocolate Collection from Gathering My Roses! Ends 5/24/10 http://bit.ly/cmYegn

8. Post the link to this contest on your blog and / or Facebook and link back here!

9. Enter another contest on our blog and then come back and tell us which one.

This contest will be open from Sun, May 16th until Monday, May 24th. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 25th.

DISCLOSURE: We received a complimentary Species Collection Gift Set for the purpose of review. We were under no obligation to review this item. We did not receive any monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are our own and based on our own personal use of and experience with the item.

180 comments:

Amber said...

I would love to save lions or leopards with my purchase!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I entered your Cream Perfume Company giveaway!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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madeline said...

I'd like to save the Red Wolf and the Cheetah!

Jenna Wood said...

I'd like to help save the hooded seal!

six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jenna Wood said...

I follow ESC on Twitter! Pyrodamsel

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Jenna Wood said...

I follow on Facebook too! Jenna Marie-Wood

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Jenna Wood said...

I follow GeorgiaMist on Twitter!

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Jenna Wood said...

I follow via GFC!

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mar said...

The Russian Desman is the species I would like to save.

LWons@HotMail.com

HilLesha said...

I'd love to save the lions.


HilLesha@gmail.com

HilLesha said...

I'm following you via Twitter.

ID: HilLesha

HilLesha said...

I'm following them via Twitter.

ID: HilLesha

kayte71 said...

Lions! My boyfriend kinda looks like one- so I'm partial to them.lol
kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

kayte71 said...

I follow the endanger. choc on twitter @kayte71
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kayte71 said...

I follow you on Twitter @kayte71
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kayte71 said...

http://twitter.com/kayte71/status/14115036795
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Kristen said...

Impossible to choose one! All species are important. I'll say the giraffe.

couponboss at gmail dot com

Steve Capell said...

We would like to save the lions. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Sounds like a yummy treat!

steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

Alice said...

I would like to save the Forest Treefrog.

kirkandalice at gmail dot com

Alice said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect.

kirkandalice at gmail dot com

Kia89 said...

I would like to save the lions.
austma7@aol.com

Ashley said...

I'm a google follower.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I would love to save the panthers with my purchase.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

lilDdownunder said...

I would love to save Great White Sharks because my sister is currently in South Africa studying them.

dlogstonATgmailDOTcom

geniuswaitress said...

I'd love to save them all, but since I can only choose one, I'll say any of the critically endangered varieties of Box Turtle.

geniuswaitress said...

Also entered the Cream Perfume Co. contest.

russrpm said...

The world would be poorer without the grace and elegance of a cheetah in full pursuit.
russrpm@gmail.com

Shorin said...

I'd save Grey Wolves. Although, there are so many secies being endangered by human actions.

jh(dot)promos(at)gmail.com(dot)com

@ShorinScythe
Following ESC_Chocolate on Twitter
Following GeorgiaMist on Twitter

jengd said...

How can you pick one? Red wolf? Red panda? Cheetah? It seems like the list is just neverending. In the end, I'd say whatever the most endangered is, that's my choice.

Stephanie said...

dolphins
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Susan said...

I would like to see the donation go to the Ocean Conservency for the turtles. The recent oil spill is going to affect their habitat for many years.

susan56bft at gmail dot com

Susan said...

Endangered Species Chocolate follower via Facebook
id:Susan Claus

susan56bft at gmail dot com

Susan said...

Gathering My Roses follwer via Networked Blogs
id:Susan Claus

susan56bft at gmail dot com

Susan said...

Gathering My Roses public follwer via Google Friend

susan56bft at gmail dot com

ky2here said...

I want to save the Chinese Sturgeon.

ky2here said...

Google friend connect follower kycouple2000.

ky2here said...

Following ESC_Chocolate on twitter as ky2here1.

ky2here said...

And finally, here's my tweet:

http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/14151849921

ky2here said...

Also following you on twitter as ky2here1.

Jean said...

I'd like to save leopards - my favorite

cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I think it would be great to try to save ALL of them.

Practically Spent said...

I'm partial to the lion...King of The Jungle. Beautiful.

Missybeez said...

I follow ESC on Twitter


honeybeez80@yahoo.com

Missybeez said...

The Red panda.


honeybeez80@yahoo.com

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I'd save the giraffe it never hurts anyone and is so cute.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I now follow you on twitter.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I subscribe by rss subscription to your blog updates.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I came from the perfume cream company giveaway.

Alena said...

I would save the cheetah. They are so beautiful.

creatingchildhoodmemories (at) gmail (dot) com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Tigers are first on my list to save. Thanks!

llinda29 said...

I want to save Lions

mogrill said...

Id save the Rhino.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

sksweeps said...

I want to save the Pandas!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

julis55 said...

I'd like to help save the hooded seal

Katie said...

I think Pandas need some help.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

sweetmelbelle31 said...

I would like to save The Siberian Tiger.

Thanks for this opportunity!

Sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Melissa Belle liked Endangered Species Chocolate on Facebook and posted on their wall telling them Terri & Liz from Gathering My Roses sent me.

Sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Melissa Belle (SweetMelBelle31) is following ESC_Chocolate on Twitter.

Sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Melissa Belle (Sweetmelbelle31) is following via Networked Blogs.


Sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Sweetmelbelle31 is following via google friend connect.


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sweetmelbelle31 said...

Melissa Belle liked Gathering Roses -- Journey to a Healthier Life on Facebook.


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sweetmelbelle31 said...

Melissa Belle (Sweetmelbelle31) is following GeorgiaMist on Twitter.

Sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Melissa Belle (Sweetmelbelle31) has tweeted this giveaway on twitter.

http://twitter.com/SweetMelBelle31/status/14240010409

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Sweetmelbelle31 has blogged about this giveaway with a link.


http://sweetmelbelle31.blogspot.com/2010/05/endangered-species-chocolate.html


Sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

Nicole C. said...

I would love to save the lions!!

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Wendi P said...

From the website I would choose to save Loli the Leopard.

parodi821 at yahoo dot com

Wendi P said...

I already follow you on twitter @WendiP

parodi821 at yahoo dot com

Wendi P said...

Following ESC on twitter @WendiP

thanks!

parodi821 at yahoo dot com

Wendi P said...

Tweeted, thanks so much :-)

http://twitter.com/WendiP/status/14245833320

parodi821 at yahoo dot com

LAMusing said...

I'd go with the Mountain Gorillas - the continuing conflicts in the Congo have made it worse than ever

Thinking of all these endangered species makes me sad... the chocolate might help me feel better :P

adrianecoros(at)gmail.com

LAMusing said...

I entered the Melrose Day Bag giveaway

adrianecoros(at)gmail.com

lsfish said...

Yunnan Box Turtle

deedleweedle said...

I would save the Polar Bear.

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com The Lion

cdziuba said...

Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter cdziuba

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/14317161102

cdziuba said...

follow ESC_Chocolate on twitter cdziuba

cdziuba said...

Follow Gathering My Roses PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect

cdziuba said...

Follow Gathering My Roses via Facebook Networked Blogs carol p dziuba

cdziuba said...

Carol P Dziuba fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook

cdziuba said...

carol p dziuba Follow Endangered Species Chocolate on Facebook and posted on their Wall -- told them Terri & Liz from Gathering My Roses sent me

Jennifer P said...

I would choose the radiated tortoise.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

I would like to save the leopards as I think are incredible creatures!

Lynsy said...

I would love to save the sea turtles.

lynsym gmail

Liza said...

I would want to support the polar bears.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vivian said...

I'd like to save the pandas!

vivafire at gmail dot com

Jennifer, A Self-Confessed Foodie said...

Any sort of big cat! They're so grand (although admittedly I wouldn't want to run into one in the wild).

jlsemon at gmail dot com

Zannid said...

I would love for the donations from the purchase of endangered species chocolate to go to any animal in need, however I must say that I hold a special place in my heart for the snow leopard and would love to help keep them and their habitat safe.

zannidmail (at) gmail.com

Zannid said...

I am now follow esc_chocolate on twitter (username zannid)

zannidmail (at) gmail.com

Zannid said...

Now following GeorgiaMist on twitter (username zannid)

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Zannid said...

I am now following Gathering My Roses.

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Kel said...

sea turtles!

Melissa said...

After perusing their site, I'd like to save the CHINESE STURGEON Acipenser sinensis. Never heard of this animal before, but I like to root for the underdogs!

omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Marci J said...

lions - the king of animals
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

karen said...

I'd like to save the Mountain Gorillas. Thanks.

president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

Smooshy said...

i want to save the cheetahs!

annalene said...

I would like to help save Kakapos... love those birds!

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

annalene said...

following ESC on twitter (@woozlewozzle)

annalene said...

like'd + left a comment on the ESC wall (name: anna lene)

annalene said...

like'd you on facebook :)

annalene said...

following you via networked blogs

Meg said...

These look awesome!

I'm following them on Facebook and posted on their wall that you sent me to them.

megches at gmail dot com

Meg said...

Publicly following you. :)

megches at gmail dot com

bison61 said...

I'd like to help save the giant panda or the black rhino

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

iplaytrack1224 said...

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
=]

kmorghan said...

I'd love to save the Tigers, and they just happen to be featured on my favorite Endangered Species bar (Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans).

Robin said...

If I had to pick one then I would go with dolphins

Mary A said...

It is hard to pick just one, but I would have to say sea otters. Thanks for the giveaway.
maryDOTavingerATgmailDOTcom

Kylie said...

Sea turtles, especially since they're having a bad year down in the gulf. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kim said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/kimhigueria/status/14519409748
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Kim said...

I want to save the panda bears!
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Kim said...

following endangered species chocolate on FB & commented
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Kim said...

Following esc_chocolate on twitter @kimhigueria
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Kim said...

following georgiamist on twitter @kimhigueria
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jewelknits said...

One that I would love to help save is the black panther; they're such beautiful animals - so lithe and graceful. I hate the thought that we are destroying the very species that help sustain the planet.

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Jolee said...

Would like to save pandas! joleehamlin at comcast dot net

Jolee said...

entered Marissa's Designs giveaway too. joleehamlin at comcast dot net

Jolee said...

follow on gfc joleehamlin at comcast dot net

ohhhfire said...

i would love to save the panda bears
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

ohhhfire said...

twitter follower of esc- chocolate
ohhhfire@hotmail.com
@ohhhfire

ohhhfire said...

facebook fan
jenn giannetto
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ohhhfire said...

twitter follower
@ohhhfire

ohhhfire said...

networked blogs follower
jenn giannetto
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ohhhfire said...

google friend connect follower
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jsc123 said...

I would like for my donation to help save the Leopard.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am a fan of Endangered Species Chocolate as Jill Myrick and have commented on their wall.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following Endangered Species Chocolate via Twitter as jlsc123.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following via Networked Blogs.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jennem said...

I'd like to save the African Elephant.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

jennem said...

ESC Twitter follower as jennem1.
http://twitter.com/jennem1
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

jennem said...

GeorgiaMist Twitter follower as jennem1.
http://twitter.com/jennem1
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

annemarie562000 said...

I follow via Google.

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

annemarie562000 said...

I would love to save the lions!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

jennem said...

Public follower with Google Friends Connect as jennem.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

tdean30 said...

North American Cougar

susitravl said...

The Mountain Gorillas

Wehaf said...

I would love to contribute to the conservation of chimpanzees and gorillas.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Kellie Conklin said...

I follow you via google friend connect (kconklin1028) thanks!
Kconklin1028@gmail.com

Kellie Conklin said...

I'd like to help save the sea turtles! thanks for the giveaway!
Kconklin1028@gmail.com

Sweetscove said...

The brown bear...I have a soft spot for them as they had such a large population in North America.
sweetscove at gmail dot com

Sweetscove said...

tweet https://twitter.com/hushsweetscove/status/14586097768
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Sweetscove said...

following georgiamist on twitter @hushsweetscove
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Charlene said...

Follower on GFC

Charlene said...

Too many to choose, but I guess I'll say the Jaguar.

motherabagail531 at yahoo dot com

singermagic1 said...

I love these chocolates and get them at Whole Foods. I would like to save the Sea Turtles
singermagic1(at)yahoo(dot)com

brandy said...

I would love to save the tree frogs or the red wolf.

girlforgotten81@aol.com

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to help save the Cheetah, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

kakihara said...

I want to save them all, but I will start with the polar bears.
kakihararocks@gmail.com

kimbly said...

I would pick the cheetah

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

I'd like to save them all, honestly, but I'd choose the Chinese Tiger

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

http://twitter.com/KissesForUsAll/status/14613585121


tweet

SharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

Follow Endangered Species Chocolate on Facebook and post on their Wall -j osborne

clynsg said...

Public Google friend follower


cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

clynsg said...

If have to pick one--the cheetah.

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

taylorbagels said...

I'm Following @GeorgiaMist on Twitter, (id- electricisland)

Happi Shopr said...

I'd save Grey Wolves. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

susan1215 said...

follow you via twitter susan1215

susan1215 said...

I follow via GFC!

susan1215 said...

I have heard tigers are endangered.

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Sweetmelbelle31 daily tweet

http://twitter.com/SweetMelBelle31/status/14645555602

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saturdaynightfever said...

The Polar Bears!

edgenemmers@gmail.com

Kristie said...

I would like to help the panda bear.

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

sarbear3490 said...

Lions and Great White Sharks!

sarbear3490 said...

Fanned Endangered Species Chocolate on FB (my name: Sarah U) and i wrote on their wall

sarbear3490 said...

following you via GFC, my sn: sarbear3490

sarbear3490 said...

following esc_chocolate on twitter, my sn: sarbear3490

sarbear3490 said...

following GeorgiaMist on twitter, my sn: sarbear3490

Nofearon said...

I would like to save All of them but if i had to choice I would pick leopards
Nofearon@rocketmail.com

Nofearon said...

I Follow Endangered Species Chocolate on Facebook and posted on their Wall -- I told them Terri & Liz from Gathering My Roses sent you!
Nofearon@rocketmail.com

Nofearon said...

I Follow @esc_chocolate on Twitter
Nofearon@rocketmail.com

Nofearon said...

I twittered
http://twitter.com/TaraFearon/status/14655533246

wantsandwishes said...

Well it took me a while to find an endanger animal but here one is: Black-faced Lion Tamarin

Bakersdozen said...

I want to save Koala bears. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

crazywriter84 said...

Gorillas or leopards

crazywriter@hotmail.com

Renee said...

I'd like to save the Maned Sloth.
yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

Gianna said...

Pandas.