Friday, September 4, 2015

Happy National Wildlife Day!

I just learned that September 4th is National Wildlife Day in honor of Steve Irwin.  – Gene
National Wildlife Day, founded in 2005 and carried forward in the memory of animal lover and conservationist Steve Irwin, serves to bring awareness to the number of endangered animals nationally, as well as globally, that need to be preserved and rescued from their demise each year, and also to acknowledge zoos and outstanding animal sanctuaries and organizations globally for everything they do to help preserve this planet's animals and educate the public about conservation - especially to children....our animal's future caretakers and conservationists.

National Wildlife Day will also encourage citizens to stand up and fight for animals that need a voice, visit their local zoo and donate to worthy wildlife rehabilitation sanctuaries and organizations that make a difference in the lives of our beloved wild animal friends.

Look up your local zoo or animal sanctuary, sponsor a favorite animal, donate or volunteer to help in any way you can.
The animals thank you!!

There are many ways that you can celebrate National Wildlife Day!
  • Partner with a local animal sanctuary to host a fun and educational event.
  • Helping to promote an event at your local zoo or library by handing out flyers and posting info on your
    website if you have one.
  • Partner with us to host an event at a local zoo or sanctuary.
  • Help support our work by promoting our social media pages to your friends.
  • Draw or paint your favorite wild animal and share it with us for a chance to be featured on one of our tees.
  • Suggest to your local zoo, school, library, nonprofit organization or animal sanctuary about hosting a
    National Wildlife Day event.
National Wildlife Day Founder
Colleen & Denali,
a black Mackenzie Valley Wolf.

Colleen Paige is a Pet Lifestyle Expert, Animal Advocate, Conservationist, Animal Behaviorist, Author and founder of a myriad of other animal related holidays such a National Dog Day and National Cat Day, to bring public awareness to the plight of animals around the globe.

Colleen thrives off the special connection she has with animals and has spent countless hours rehabbing and cuddling with bears, tigers, wolves, bobcats and more. She founded National Wildlife Day in March of 2005, and later changed the date to honor the memory of wildlife conservationist and animal rescuer, Steve Irwin, for his eternal love of all animal species and all he taught about the amazing animals we share this planet with.

For more information about Colleen, click here.