• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Wildlife Day

Baby Elephant
Sept. 4 is National Wildlife Day, an annual “holiday” that raises awareness about the plight of endangered animals around the world.

National Wildlife Day was created by author, celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal lover, Colleen Paige. Paige created the special awareness day not only to shine the spotlight on endangered animals, but also to honor the late conservationist and Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.

The list of endangered animals is staggering. Sadly, many of these magnificent animals are disappearing at an alarming rate. Threats include loss of habitat, pollution, oil spills and poaching, to name a few. It is our responsibility to learn how we can help preserve, protect and save the threatened and endangered creatures before it is too late. Time is critical.