April 11, 2021

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A tree frog named Betty is this year’s Cadbury Easter Bunny mascot

By Maria Morava and João Costa, CNN

(CNN) — A tree frog from Florida named Betty has been named Cadbury’s 2021 Easter Bunny.

The White’s tree frog, native to Australia, beat around 12,000 contenders for the coveted title, the Hershey Firm announced in a information launch this 7 days.

Betty will be Cadbury’s mascot in a countrywide business this spring. Kaitlyn Vidal — a faculty scholar and Betty’s proprietor — will receive $5,000.

“Thank you to all of our wonderful finalists in the Cadbury Bunny Tryouts this year and congratulations to Betty the frog, our most recent Cadbury Bunny!” Trevor Jakubek, senior affiliate brand manager, claimed in the launch. “We are so energized to go the coveted ears to her and know that she is likely make a terrific addition to our Cadbury Bunny ‘hall of fame.'”

Betty is a trailblazer

Not only did Betty defeat in excess of 12,000 other candidates — which include finalists donkey, miniature horse, and goat — she is also the very first amphibian to be named the company’s Easter bunny.

She follows in the (significantly greater) footsteps of Lieutenant Dan, the two-legged coonhound that took household previous year’s title.

At much less than a 12 months outdated, this will be Betty’s 1st Easter. In accordance to the launch, she enjoys “snacking, bathing in her preferred bowl, leaping all over and hanging out with her fellow frog pals.”

Over and above remaining the contest’s initially amphibian to win, she is also its initial female winner. And the smallest winner to date.

“Betty’s been a wonderful addition to our dwelling and we are so glad we get to share her with the rest of the earth!” Vidal explained. “She has been a wonderful companion at university and many thanks to the support of my mates, household and the amphibian community, I know she’ll make Cadbury happy as she inherits the bunny ears.”

Because of Betty, amphibians everywhere can now see by themselves in the Cadbury Easter Bunny mascot.

The Hershey Organization is also donating $15,000 to The American Culture for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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