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National Wildlife Day

February 22nd & September 4th

National Wildlife Day (Feb. 22nd & September 4th) founded in 2005 by animal behaviorist and philanthropist Colleen Paige, serves to bring awareness of endangered animals nationally as well as globally, that need to be preserved and rescued from their demise each year, but also to acknowledge zoos and outstanding animal sanctuaries 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 be celebrated on two dates, to double the effort to help bring awareness of the plight of wild animals around the globe. NWD encourages wildlife lovers to stand up and fight for animals that need a voice, to visit their local zoo and donate what they can to make a difference in the lives of our beloved animal friends.

This day, formerly celebrated and observed on September 4th, has added the date of February 22nd, to honor the memory and birthday of Wildlife Warrior, Steve Irwin.


   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.



We do require that all event coordinators contact us for permission to use our name and branding for events, press releases and advertisements.

Please note that Business & Corporate Partnerships are a monetary basis only to help support our work. For more information on partnership, click here.




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 working to rehabilitate sick, injured and abused wildlife such as bears, tigers, elephants, wolves, bobcats and more. For more information about Colleen, click here.

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