Wildlife
Holidays

From the smallest ant to the biggest whale, Earth filled with so many diverse kids of animals. We mustn’t forget that we share our neighborhoods, lands, and oceans with them. With over 27 different holidays to explore on our calendars, you can help spread awareness for these awesome animals. You can start with National Penguin Day near the beginning of the year on January 20, and end the year celebrating our primate pals with National Monkey Day on December 14. Showing love to our pets is just the start, join us in spreading the good vibes to all the others out there in the animal kingdom.

DateHolidayCategoryTags
Jan 1 Sunday
National Adopt a Rescued Bird Month , ,
Jan 5 Thursday
National Bird Day ,
Jan 10 Tuesday
National Save The Eagles Day ,
Jan 20 Friday
National Penguin Day
Penguin Awareness Day ,
Jan 21 Saturday
National Squirrel Appreciation Day ,
Jan 24 Tuesday
International Mobile Phone Recycling Day , ,
Jan 27 Friday
National Geographic Day , ,
Jan 28 Saturday
Rattlesnake Roundup Day , ,
Jan 31 Tuesday
International Zebra Day , ,
Feb 1 Wednesday
Humpback Whale Awareness Month , ,
National Bird Feeding Month , ,
National Serpent Day , ,
Feb 2 Thursday
Groundhog Day ,
Marmot Day , ,
National Hedgehog Day
Feb 3 Friday
National Cordova Ice Worm Day , ,
Feb 5 Sunday
Western Monarch Day , , ,
Feb 13 Monday
Homes for Birds Week , ,
Feb 14 Tuesday
World Bonobo Day , ,
Nest Box Week , ,
Feb 15 Wednesday
World Hippo Day , ,
Feb 18 Friday
Great Backyard Bird Count , ,
World Pangolin Day , ,
Feb 19 Sunday
World Whale Day , ,
National Justice for Animals Week , ,
Feb 24 Friday
Whooping Crane Festival , ,
Feb 27 Monday
International Polar Bear Day ,
National Invasive Species Awareness Week ,
Mar 1 Wednesday
Dolphin Awareness Month ,
Mar 3 Friday
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ,
World Wildlife Day ,
Mar 9 Thursday
National American Paddlefish Day , ,
Mar 11 Saturday
Key Deer Awareness Day , ,
Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign ,
Mar 15 Wednesday
Buzzards Day , ,
International Day of Action Against Canadian Seal Slaughter , ,
Mar 16 Thursday
National Panda Day ,
Mar 18 Saturday
Save the Florida Panther Day , ,
Mar 22 Wednesday
International Day Of The Seal , ,
Mar 31 Friday
Manatee Appreciation Day , ,
Apr 1 Saturday
Earth Month , ,
National Frog Month , ,
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month , ,
Apr 2 Sunday
National Ferret Day , ,
Apr 4 Tuesday
World Rat Day ,
Apr 5 Wednesday
National Wildlife Week , ,
Apr 7 Friday
International Beaver Day , ,
Apr 8 Saturday
National Zoo Lovers Day , ,
Pygmy Hippo Day ,
Apr 9 Sunday
Jumbo Day , ,
Apr 14 Friday
National Dolphin Day , ,
Apr 16 Sunday
Save the Elephant Day ,
Apr 21 Friday
Tuna Rights Day , ,
World Curlew Day , ,
Apr 25 Tuesday
World Penguin Day , ,
Apr 27 Thursday
World Tapir Day , ,
Apr 29 Saturday
National Go Birding Day , ,
Save the Frogs Day , ,
May 1 Monday
Be Kind to Animals Month ,
Gardening for Wildlife Month , ,
Save The Rhino Day ,
May 2 Tuesday
World Tuna Day , ,
May 3 Wednesday
International Wild Koala Day , ,
May 7 Sunday
Be Kind To Animals Week , ,
May 8 Monday
World Donkey Day , ,
May 12 Friday
The Biggest Week in American Birding , ,
May 13 Saturday
Fintastic Friday ,
World Migratory Bird Day ,
May 15 Monday
International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day
May 19 Friday
National Endangered Species Day , ,
May 23 Tuesday
World Turtle Day , ,
May 28 Sunday
Slugs Return From Capistrano Day
May 29 Monday
National Alligator Day , ,
National Snail Day ,
May 31 Wednesday
World Otter Day , ,
Jun 1 Thursday
National Zoo and Aquarium Month , ,
Jun 3 Saturday
National Black Bear Day , ,
Jun 4 Sunday
National Week of the Ocean , ,
Week of the Philippine Eagle ,
Jun 5 Monday
International Day for the Fight against Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing ,
World Environment Day , ,
Jun 7 Wednesday
June Bug Day ,
Jun 8 Thursday
International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos , ,
Jun 12 Monday
National Button Battery Awareness Day , ,
Jun 18 Sunday
National Go Fishing Day , , ,
Fish are Friends Not Food Week , ,
Jun 20 Tuesday
National American Eagle Day , ,
Jun 21 Wednesday
World Giraffe Day , ,
Jun 25 Sunday
National Catfish Day , ,
Jul 1 Saturday
National Bison Month , ,
Wild About Wildlife Month ,
Clean Beaches Week , ,
Jul 7 Friday
National Koi Day , ,
Jul 11 Monday
Shark Week
Jul 14 Friday
Shark Awareness Day , ,
Jul 15 Saturday
Celebration of the Horse Day , ,
Jul 16 Sunday
World Snake Day , ,
Jul 19 Wednesday
National Urban Beekeeping Day , ,
Jul 21 Friday
Take a Monkey to Lunch Day ,
Jul 28 Friday
World Nature Conservation Day , ,
Jul 29 Saturday
International Tiger Day ,
Jul 31 Monday
World Ranger Day ,
Aug 7 Monday
National Sea Serpent Day , ,
Aug 8 Tuesday
Scottish Wildcat Day , ,
Aug 10 Thursday
World Lion Day , ,
Aug 12 Saturday
The Glorious Twelfth ,
World Elephant Day , ,
Aug 14 Monday
World Lizard Day , ,
Aug 19 Saturday
International Orangutan Day , ,
Aug 26 Saturday
International Bat Night , ,
Aug 30 Wednesday
International Whale Shark Day , ,
Aug 31 Thursday
National Zoo Awareness Day ,
Sep 1 Thursday
Animal Pain Awareness Month ,
Bear Necessities Month , ,
National Save a Tiger Month ,
World Animal Remembrance Month , ,
Sep 3 Saturday
National Hummingbird Day ,
Sep 4 Sunday
​National Wildlife Day
Sep 5 Monday
Conservation Week ,
Sep 8 Thursday
National Iguana Awareness Day , ,
Sep 18 Sunday
International Red Panda Day , ,
Sea Otter Awareness Week , ,
Sep 22 Thursday
National Elephant Appreciation Day ,
World Rhino Day , ,
Sep 24 Saturday
Bluebird of Happiness Day , ,
Fish Amnesty Day , ,
Sep 25 Sunday
National Roadkill Day , ,
Sep 26 Monday
Alpaca Day ,
Shamu the Whale Day ,
Sep 30 Friday
Save The Koala Day , ,
Oct 1 Saturday
Hog Out Month ,
SQUIRREL AWARENESS MONTH , ,
World Animal Month , ,
International Raccoon Appreciation Day , ,
Oct 3 Monday
Animal Welfare Week , ,
Oct 4 Tuesday
Kindness to Animal Day ,
World Animal Day , ,
Oct 6 Thursday
National Badger Day , ,
Oct 8 Saturday
World Octopus Day , ,
Oct 19 Wednesday
Hagfish Day , ,
Oct 20 Thursday
International Sloth Day
Oct 21 Friday
National Reptile Day
Oct 23 Sunday
International Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day , ,
Oct 24 Monday
National Kangaroo Awareness Day , ,
Bat Appreciation Week , ,
Oct 26 Wednesday
National Mule Day
Oct 29 Saturday
RSPB Feed the Birds Day ,
Nov 1 Tuesday
Adopt a Turkey Month ,
Manatee Awareness Month , ,
Nov 3 Thursday
Jellyfish Day , ,
Nov 5 Saturday
National Bison Day
World Numbat Day , ,
Nov 6 Sunday
Polar Bear Week ,
Nov 17 Thursday
National Hiking Day ,
National Take a Hike Day
Nov 21 Monday
Alascattalo Day , ,
Nov 22 Tuesday
Humane Society Anniversary Day ,
Nov 23 Wednesday
Wolfenoot , ,
Nov 26 Saturday
World Lewis Day ,
Dec 4 Sunday
International Cheetah Day ,
World Wildlife Conservation Day , ,
Dec 9 Friday
National Llama Day
Dec 10 Saturday
Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales , , ,
International Animal Rights Day , ,
Dec 14 Wednesday
Monkey Day ,
Christmas Bird Count Week ,
Dec 27 Tuesday
Visit the Zoo Day , ,