April 8th, 2023

Zoo Lovers Day

Zoo Lovers Day is a great excuse to get your family together and go for a trip to see the exotic animals of the world! Zoos have a long history, bringing strange new animals from the far flung and mysterious regions of the world straight into the heart of civilization. Where else can you see prowling lions, playful monkeys, and majestic elephants outside of the depths of the Savannah? Well, or main street London when Harrod’s still had a zoo section!

There’s so many great ways to celebrate this wonderful holiday! You could sign up to volunteer at your local zoo, taking in the exotic animals they keep there in a first-hand experience. You could simply take a tour there and have a picnic on the green in sight of the gorillas and the giraffes! Or if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you could even organize a fund-raiser to help support your local zoo! Most zoos are running on a limited budget, relying on the ticket sales at the door to supplement whatever funding they get. Most of them would be very grateful to have the support of fans such as yourself!

Zoo is actually short for Zoological Garden, and is mostly used to refer to the modern concept of a zoo. Prior to this the term menagerie was used, coming from a long history reaching back all the way to the ancient world. The oldest collection of this sort was found during an archeological dig in Hierakonpolis Egypt in 2009. The animals they had there included an impressive array of hippos, elephants, baboons, wildcats, and hartebeests.

The oldest modern styled zoo was established in 1752 at the order of Emperor Francis I, in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria. It was intended solely for the viewing pleasure of the imperial family, but was extended to the public in 1765. The next zoo to open was in 1775 in Madrid, and then another in Paris in 1795. There was an explosion of desire for such Zoo’s, as they were seen to represent the power of a nation to be able to have such strange and exotic animals from far-flung locales available for their peasantry’s viewing.

What’s amazing is that while they started out as a demonstration of power and majesty among the royalty and nobility, and then became a symbol of a country’s wealth, these organizations have become instead a bastion for some of the lost species of the world. In captivity in some zoos are the last remnants of species to be found nowhere else in the world, as those caring members of the zoological staff work day and night to keep them in comfort, health, and attempt to nurse the species along to where they could potentially exist in the wild again!

So on this Zoo day, patronize your local menagerie with your own menagerie, and take the time to appreciate the glorious variety to be found in this wide and well explored world. Even with all the exploration and discoveries we’ve made throughout the years, there are still places left to be discovered in the ocean deeps and the darkest jungles. So see what the world has held that we have found so far, and prepare yourself for the wonders we will discover as the years go on.

Who knows, maybe one day our zoos will be full of exotic and alien creatures from worlds other than our own! Either way, it’s time to head on down and support your local zoos, you may just help to save a species from extinction!

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All is Ours Day

When : Always April 8th

All is Ours Day is is bound to be a spectacular day for...... us.

Think of the concept. Imagine the possibilities. The creator of this day was absolutely brilliant. What a great day this will be.

The creator of this day was absolutely brilliant. Let's dissect the meaning and intent of this great day. We will do so by examining the title of this day, word for word. It begins with the word ""all"". For such a little word, it's all-inclusive. From a possessive standpoint, therefore, we are talking about anything and everything we want.. The verb ""is"" is sort, sweet and definite. It leaves no room for doubt or question.

Finally, the creator chose the word ""our"" rather than the word ""mine"" This is a vital decision allowing us to completely enjoy today. The greatest events, and the best things in life, are those that are shared. The only thing the creator left out is the definition of who ""Ours"" represents. That is left up to you.

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International Feng Shui Awareness Day

be aware of the wood, metal, fire, earth, and wind elements around, it is good chi

Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

There's no need to be a professional artist to participate in Draw a Picture of a Bird Day! This holiday is all about having fun and enjoying the process of drawing, regardless of your level of skill.

So why not take some time on November 18th to sit down with some paper and pencils (or crayons or paints) and see what you can come up with? You might surprise yourself with how good your bird drawing turns out!

Even if you're not particularly confident in your artistic abilities, don't worry. The most important thing is that you have fun and enjoy yourself. So go ahead and give Draw a Picture of a Bird Day a try – you may be surprised at just how much fun it can be!

International Bird Day

International Bird Day is a global celebration of birds. It is celebrated annually on May 4th and provides an opportunity for people around the world to learn about the importance of birds in our environment and how we can help protect them. This year's theme, "Birds in Our World", encourages everyone to appreciate the beauty and diversity of birds, as well as their critical role in our planet's ecology. 

There are over 10,000 species of birds around the world, from hummingbirds to bald eagles to penguins. They come in all shapes and sizes, with feathers that can be every color of the rainbow. Birds play a vital role in ecosystems by pollinating plants, dispersing seeds, controlling pests, and providing food for other animals. They are also important indicators of environmental health; when bird populations decline it often means that something is wrong with our planet. 

That's why it's so important to celebrate International Bird Day each year! By learning more about these amazing creatures we can better understand how they fit into our world and what we need to do to protect them for future generations. So mark your calendars for May 4th 2019 and join us in celebrating International Bird Day!

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