National Wildlife Day

Ryan Huber, Reporter

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Nature is one of many things we can sometimes take for granted. In our modern world of technology, it can be easy to forget the outdoors and all it’s beauty. Today is National Wildlife Day.

The holiday was created in 2006 by Colleen Paige in honor of Steve Irwin, who was a famous Australian wildlife conservationist, and was also nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter”. He also appeared in multiple TV shows and movies. 

Steve Irwin once said, “I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.” 

On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the law establishing Yellowstone the first national park in the world. 

Vincent Van Gogh once said, “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” 

Today is a great day to appreciate the outdoors and wildlife in the world. Take a deep breath and just take a moment to enjoy the outdoors and wildlife that we have on our beautiful planet.