National Wildlife Day:
Celebrated on September 4th, every year. The day is observed to make us aware in order to protect the threatened and endangered species and to aid conservation.
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Why Wildlife Day?
The day is observed to make us aware in order to protect the threatened and endangered species and to aid conservation. Every day, we lose a species. It may be due to the humans. The world is not only for humans, but also meant for the animals. We can find a large number of species on the endangered list, stated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services and we are in an urge to preserve, to avoid extinction.
Various wildlife welfare organizations and non-profitable charities have initiated so many activities, which has led to some considerable drop out. This day is to provoke us to aid conservation so that we could prevent any further extinction.
How we can Celebrate National Wildlife Day:
Post about Wildlife and facts using this hashtag #WildLifeDay in the social media.
Interesting Facts About Wildlife Day:
- The Wildlife of the United States is magnificent. It includes 311 reptiles, 1154 fish species, more than 800 bird species and more than 100000 insects exist in the United States. Mare quite common and known species, whereas unknown species are infinite and concerned research is under way for further exploration.
- In the United States, laws have been enacted on wildlife conservation. Endangered Species Act, Marine mammal conservation Act are some of the noted laws passed by the Government.
- United States National Bird is the “The Bald Eagle” and it appears on the “Great Seal”.
- Within the country, Alaska is famous for the wildlife. It has abundant and diverse species that includes polar bears, muskox, snowshoe hare, walrus, caribou, moose, bald eagle, etc. Many like species, which are being listed, as endangered species by most of the states, is still largely available in Alaska.
Best places to watch wildlife in the United States,
1. Yosemite National Park in California and Mountain lion, Idaho County is famous for Wild cats.
2. Bobcat is abundant in Kiawah island. South Carolina
3. Saguaro National Park, Arizona is famous for Jaguar.
4. All types of Bears like polar beer, Brown bear, black beer, etc. are abundant in Alaska Peninsula
5. Reptiles are abundant in Houston.
6. Horns and Antlers are exhibited in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
7. Birds are largely found in Texas
8. Individual species like Bison, caribou. Elk, pronghorn antelope, Moose, Wild Hone is largely seen in South Dakota, Selkirk Mountains, Wyoming, Red Desert, New Hampshire and North Carolina respectively.
9. Deer is estimated to be more than 20 million in number. It is commonly seen in almost in all states of the United States.
History of Wildlife Day:
Colleen Paige, an author and an expert in Pet Lifestyle, founded National Wildlife Day. He has found this day in the year 2006 to commemorate the extraordinary works of Steve Irwin, a wildlife conservationist, Australian Zookeeper, television personality and commonly nicknamed as “The Crocodile Hunter”.
The Crocodile hunter was actually a documentary series on Wildlife hosted by Steve Irwin and his Wife Terri Irwin. On September 4, 2006, while filming a wildlife documentary, he approached a stingray, which in turn started stabbing with its tail. Within a few seconds, Irwin was collapsed since its tail pierce his heart that led to severe bleeding. Immediately, he was rushed to the nearby hospital where he was proclaimed dead. The world has lost a great conservationist since he spent almost all of his lifetime to make us aware about the endangered species and to help conservation. To honor him, the day was dedicated to all his achievements.