News Release

Nebraska Game & Parks Commission to Band Woodmen Tower Falcons June 6

May 30, 2011

Omaha, Neb.– Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society announced that the banding of its five newest Tower-top residents will take place Monday, June 6 on the 28th floor of the WoodmenTower. This is the 23rd year in which peregrine falcons have chosen to nest atop the Tower and the sixth year in which falcon pair Zeus and Hera have produced offspring. Raptor Recovery Nebraskaand the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will begin the banding at 9:00 a.m., and at this time will also take blood and determine genders.

Once genders are determined, for the first time ever, Woodmen of the World (WOW) will host its annual falcon-naming contest entirely on Facebook. Once the falcon chicks have had their genders determined and announced, the online contest will begin.

Fans will post their group of five names on the Woodmen of the World Facebook wall through noon on Friday, June 10. Based on comments, likes and a general review from an internal WOW committee, the top five groups will be re-posted in the form of a Facebook “Question” on the WOW wall, where fans can then vote for their favorite. The top five selections will be posted and voting will begin on Monday, June 13 and last through noon, on Friday, June 17. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 20 via Facebook, followed by Twitter and the FalconWatch blog.

To find the Woodmen of the World Facebook page, search “Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society”. Woodmen of the World can also be found on Twitter at “WOWInsurance”.

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