Tough competition in threatened species bake off

Tough competition in threatened species bake off

The Threatened Species Commissioner has announced the winner of this year’s Threatened Species Bake Off, which had some tough competition in plenty of creative and inspired entries.

The winning entry was this Grassland Earless Dragon:

“And the winner for this year’s Open Category of the Threatened Species Bake Off for 2020 is… Elaine with her Grassland Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla) masterpiece! It was certainly a tough choice this year with a record number of entries, but we were blown away by Elaine’s stunning creation and the story behind it,” the Threatened Species Commissioner wrote on her Facebook page.

“We loved how Elaine’s entry perfectly captured this year’s theme of ‘What’s in Your Backyard?’ by highlighting both the threatened species and its major threats – the contraction of native grasslands due to urban development and agriculture, in addition to weeds, fire, droughts and predation by feral animals. Elaine’s cake was an unlikely collaboration, between herself, the cake baker, and her ecologist brother, Ray Lloyd. The #TSBakeOff brought these siblings together to share their passions and raise awareness of one of Australia’s reptilian threatened species.

“Congratulation to Elaine and all the other entrants for this year’s Bake Off! We had such a hard time picking a winner, so stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where we will highlight some of our special mentions!”

Head to the Commissioner’s Facebook Page to check out some amazing creations.

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