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September 4th is National Wildlife Day
you're looking for something to do today then go hang out with some
animals because it's National Wildlife Day! Just don't go trying
to hug any bears though! Let's get right into celebrating
National Wildlife Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well Colleen Paige set up this holiday in honor of the late,
great Steve Irwin because of all the awesome animals he shared with us
through his videos. She wanted to give a tip of the hat to the amazing
zoos and wildlife sanctuaries around the globe and to raise awareness
about endangered species. It's a day to educate yourself and others
about the animals all around us so that we understand them, love them
and make sure that they're still around when we're long gone.
if you think about it, almost everyone loves at least seeing wild
animals. Even when it's something as common as a deer on the side of
the road, most people will slow down and watch them for a while. We
have giant zoos that people visit all the time just see animals. We
have the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet which show all types of
animals in their natural habitats. So why not try our best to keep
these animals around? We have interlaced our lives with animals
and every animal plays some kind of role in keeping our way of life
chugging along. They are natural lawn mowers, snacks for other animals
and some end up planting the seeds for future plants to come without
even knowing it. So for those of you who own bird feeders, for those of
you putting out salt licks and for those of you who go to zoos... what
can you do to keep these animals safe?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, you could start by
educating yourself about the wildlife around you. Go to local zoos or
watch documentaries to get more information on the threats that are
popping up for different species. Talk to the zookeepers and find out
what you can do to help. Maybe they'd even let you volunteer at the
zoo. Or go to a state or national park and talk to the park
rangers there to get more information on the animals that are roaming
the woods around you. See if they need any help with anything or just
get information on what you should do when you come across certain
animals in the wild. Then slowly drive through the area and see if you
can spot any animals.
And you could even donate money and
sponsor different endangered species. Heck, you could hold an event and
have all the proceeds go toward an wildlife charity of your choosing.
Talk to local zoo or animal sanctuary owners and see about holding an
event there. Half of the proceeds can go to the zoo or sanctuary, the
rest can go to the charity and everybody else gets to see and learn
about many different animals. Have a great day and keep it