March 23rd is National Puppy Day! This special day was first celebrated in 2006 and raises awareness of the puppies worldwide that need a home. Got room at home for an adorable pet? Rescue a puppy at a local animal shelter! For more information on National Puppy Day, visit the official site.
April 8th is National Zoo Lovers Day! This day is set aside to celebrate all of the animals that you find at the zoo. It is estimated that 700 million people worldwide visit a zoo or aquarium each year. Visit a zoo on Zoo Lovers Day if you can. If you can’t, then follow the buzz on Twitter at #NationalZooLoversDay
April 14th is National Dolphin Day! This day is dedicated to appreciating these highly intelligent marine mammals. Some fun facts about dolphins:
- Dolphins have built in sonar.
- Dolphins are born tail first.
- Dolphins use whistles to communicate with each other.
- The Bottlenose dolphin is one of the smartest animals on earth.
Follow all of the Dolphin Day chatter on Twitter at #NationalDolphinDay
April 25th is World Penguin Day! This day is set aside to appreciate our feathered friends from the Southern Hemisphere. There are 17 different species of penguins, ranging in size from the Little Blue Penguin at 16 inches (40cm) to the Emperor Penguin at 3 feet 7 inches (1.1m).
Follow all of the penguin day chatter on Twitter at #WorldPenguinDay
July 29 is International Tiger Day! This day is set aside to appreciate the tiger and to raise awareness for tiger conservation issues. This Day was first established in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. To learn more about tiger conservation and to make a difference, visit Panthera.org.
August 12 is World Elephant Day! This special day was first celebrated in 2012 and was created to create awareness of the current and urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. Asian elephants are listed as “Endangered” and African elephants are listed as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN. For more information on World Elephant Day, visit http://worldelephantday.org