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.
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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.
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.
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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).
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