Happy National Wildlife Day, which is held annually on September 4th. The day serves to bring global awareness and education concerning the number of endangered animals and the need for conservation and preservation.
National Wildlife Day was founded in 2005 by Animal Behaviorist and Philanthropist Colleen Paige. The day was created to bring awareness and advocacy for endangered species that need to be preserved and rescued from their demise, plus to acknowledge zoos and outstanding animal sanctuaries globally for everything they do to help preserve this planet’s animals and educate the public about conservation – especially children….our animal’s future caretakers and conservationists.
Today the holiday is bi-annual with a second celebratory date of February 22nd to honor the memory of wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin. Having National Wildlife Day biannually doubles the effort to bring awareness of the plight of wild animals around the globe.
Chances are that at some point in our lives we have encountered and/or admired animals living in the wild. Wildlife has Socially Sparked our lives and we want that to continue forever. The best way to observe National Wildlife Day is to take pause to learn more about endangered species, and preservation and conservation efforts around the world by visiting Zoos, aviaries, and marine sanctuaries. We are Socially Sparked! — Tweet @sosparkednews