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
October 16 is National Feral Cat Day! This special day was first celebrated in 2001 to help raise awareness of feral cats and the promotion of “TNR”- Trap-Neuter-Return. It is estimated that 50-70 million feral cats live in the United States. To find out what you can do to help feral cats, visit FeralCat or AlleyCat.
October 21 is National Reptile Awareness Day! This day is set aside to promote appreciation and conservation of reptiles. The reptile family includes: turtles, lizards, crocodiles, snakes and more! Follow the chatter on Reptile Awareness Day on Twitter at #ReptileAwarenessDay.
February 27 is International Polar Bear Day! This special yearly event began in 2011 and was created to focus on the hardships polar bears are facing with a warming climate. For more information on International Polar Bear day, including how to take the Thermostat Challenge, visit Polar Bears International.
Follow the Polar Bear Day chatter on Twitter at #PolarBearDay
March 3 is World Wildlife Day! In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3rd as UN World Wildlife Day. This day was established to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals. For more information, visit the official World Wildlife Day website.