National Wildlife Day was originally founded by Colleen Paige in 2005 in order to bring attention to the plight of all wildlife across the world. While that is still the main purpose of the day it has been moved from September 4th to February 22nd to commemorate the life and efforts of Wildlife Warrior, Steve Irwin after he passed, February 22nd is Irwin’s birthday. It would be hard to think of Steve Irwin without thinking of Wildlife, and equally as hard to think of Wildlife without Steve Irwin. This was a good call to put the day on his birthday so that the two are forever linked to each other.
How to celebrate – Remember Steve Irwin. Remember the needs of Wildlife all across the world. Help save wildlife where you can, no matter where you are.