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24 Hours: Progress Report: SHE DID IT!

Posted on Dec 23, 2007 by in Mammalthons, Operations | 5 comments

Photo courtesy Boston Public Library, licensed through Creative Commons

Photo courtesy Boston Public Library, licensed through Creative Commons

Jennifer Atkins did it: She drew 24 mammals non-stop! It took her just over 26 hours, and she didn’t give up until the 24 mammals promised were completed!

Here are pictures of our illustrator working on her final drawing of the marathon: the large flying fox for me. Compare these photos with how she looked at the start — she’s still fresh as a breeze and ready for more!

But she’s going to stop after 24, for now at least, and I’m going to take her out for a

good breakfast and a well-earned rest.

The 24-Hour Mammalthon is hereby declared a stunning success!

Thanks so much to all of you — the fans, friends and family who have given Jennifer so much support before and during the Mammalthon. With your help, Jennifer raised around $800 for Defenders of Wildlife — a group that will put that money to good use. You can all be proud of the role you played in this — even if your role was simply watching the unfolding adventure and wishing Jennifer the best. Thank you all.

Okay, time for breakfast.


  1. There are four beverage vessels in that top picture. 1. Tea. 2. Water. 3. Smoothie. 4. Vanilla Dr. Pepper from Sonic.

  2. Ooooooo. Soooniiic…..

    We still don’t have those close enough. The nearest one is close to Reading PA. (and I don’t need cheesecake bites THAT much to drive out there).

    Congrats on making it! Have a nice long nap!

  3. way to go… it makes me tired thinking about it

  4. Well done. Now get some sleep.

  5. thanks, everybody! I just woke up. Dave, I had cheesecake bites for the first time during the marathon. I didn’t realize they were deep fried.

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