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World Tapir Day

World Tapir Day

Dates

27th Apr each year
There’s an odd little creature that’s a native of Central and South America, and can even be found in SE Asia. What kind of odd critter? Well, it looks a bit like a pig, with it’s general build and toes with hooves, but it also looks a bit, just a... [read more]

Groundhog day

Groundhog day

Dates

  • 2nd Feb, 2017
  • 2nd Feb, 2016
It’s that time again! Time to gaze towards Pennsylvania and watch a little groundhog scurry out of its den to tell the masses when to expect a break in winter weather and the spring breezes to flow. Yes, a groundhog… predicting the weather. Oh come now,... [read more]

Gorilla Suit Day

Gorilla Suit Day

Dates

31st Jan each year
Date: January 31 Origin: Mad Magazine artist Don Martin created the idea of Gorilla Suit Day for a 1963 comic strip in which a character mocks the holiday and is then assaulted by gorillas and people in gorilla suits. Since that time, the holiday has been... [read more]

Roast Suckling Pig Day

Roast Suckling Pig Day

Dates

18th Dec each year
Everyone knows about roast suckling pig, a delicious meal consisting of a pig not even weaned from its mother cooked to perfection, with crispy skin and tender, yet moist meat. But, there is a day to celebrate this delectable meal and that day is called Roast... [read more]

Purebred Dog Day

Purebred Dog Day

Dates

1st May each year
Mutts are adorable, and there is no denying that—their floppy ears, patches of different-coloured fur, and deep loving eyes. For those who just need a friend, someone who will be thrilled to see them when they get home, snuggle on cold evenings and always... [read more]

World Numbat Day

World Numbat Day

Dates

The 1st Saturday in November
  • 4th Nov, 2017
  • 5th Nov, 2016
The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is a small marsupial that was once found across most of southern Australia. It is now restricted to a few isolated pockets in southwest Western Australia as well as two small re-introduced populations in New South Wales and... [read more]

Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week

Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week

Dates

21st Nov each year
The Animals & Society Institute, an organization that studies and promotes human-animal relationships, will be celebrating our first ever Human-Animal Relationship Awareness Week, in the second week of November (November 13-19, 2016). We would be very... [read more]

World Snake Day

World Snake Day

Dates

16th Jul each year
Snakes have gotten something of a bad rap over the past few thousand years. What with that one snake tricking that nice lady nice lady into eating an apple way back when, thus condemning the entire human race to mortality, snakes have been mistrusted if not... [read more]
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