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It is vitally important in today’s world that humans stop and focus on taking care of the planet by protecting wild animals, as well as varied flora and fauna.

Protecting wildlife is necessary for a number of reasons, including fostering biodiversity, maintaining balanced ecosystems, and appreciating cultural diversity – as well as providing dignity and respect to other living creatures.

Wild About Wildlife Month encourages awareness and education about wildlife to improve understanding and build better relationships between humans and these fascinating parts of nature and the environment.

History of Wild About Wildlife Month

Wild About Wildlife Month was first celebrated in 1984, when it was founded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

This event continues to be celebrated annually, shining a light on the various forms of wildlife that exist around the globe, reminding people that many are at risk, and encouraging people to do their part to take better care of wildlife.

How to Celebrate Wild About Wildlife Month

Looking for ideas on how to celebrate Wild About Wildlife Month? Consider some of these wild ideas for getting started:

Learn Interesting Facts About Wildlife

Have loads of fun and improve your knowledge by learning some different fun facts in honor of Wild About Wildlife Month.

Then, consider sharing with friends, family, coworkers, or on social media to get the word out about the importance of celebrating this event! Consider some of these interesting bits of trivia to get started with:

  • An adult elephant in the wild might eat more than 400 pounds of vegetation in one day!
  • A blue whale weighs as much as three elephants and can live up to 90 years or more
  • Each year, tens of thousands of species of wildlife are being driven to extinction by human activity

Teach the Next Generation about Wildlife

Many children seem to enjoy the presence of animals from a very young age, whether as pets at home or visiting the zoo. Wild About Wildlife Month is a great time for parents, grandparents, teachers, and other adults to teach children about wildlife in their sphere of influence.

Spend time at home researching and studying wild animals of interest. Visit a local zoo and talk about the ways that most animals live differently in the wild.

Get the kids excited about learning more and taking care of wild animals in celebration of this important!

Support a Wildlife Non-profit Organization

Many people support Wild About Wildlife Month by supporting a favorite charitable organization that aids wildlife.

A number of different organizations like this exist, and they are always looking for donations and sometimes volunteers for their cause.

Consider partnering with one of these groups to get more done in taking care of the planet’s wildlife:

  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Re: wild
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Born Free Foundation 

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