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About Zoo Lovers Day

When is Zoo Lovers Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 8

Today is Zoo Lovers Day, an April 8 holiday. Zoos have been around for thousands of years. Zoos were originally called a “menagerie”. In some parts of the world, they are still called menageries. Wild animal zoos have been around since ancient times. The earliest recording was around 1500 B.C.!!

In addition to bringing people closer to wildlife, they help to protect and preserve endangered species. For many reasons, animals in the wild are in danger of extinction. Zoos offer a place to nurture and even grow their populations so future generations will see them.

People, young and old, enjoy visiting the zoo. Where else can you see lions and tigers and bears all in one place? And, elephants, too! Depending upon the size of the zoo, it may have animals from all seven continents of the world. And, from every ocean, too.

You can never get tired of the animals, so people often go multiple times a year. Zoos offer special programs, presentations, and shows, so you will see something different every time you visit.

Did You Know? There are over 2,400 zoos in the United States.

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How to Celebrate Zoo Lovers Day

Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate this holiday:

  • First, go visit a zoo or menagerie today. Bring the whole family. Bring Grandma and Grandpa, too.
  • Secondly, open the purse strings and donate in support of your local zoo.
  • Buy an annual membership and you can go as often as you’d like.
  • School children, draw pictures of zoo animals.
  • Support non-profit wildlife organizations.

Today's Quote

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – – Mahatma Gandhi

History and Origin of Zoo Lovers Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. It appears to have been around for decades.

Understandably, this day is also sometimes called Menagerie Lovers Day.

Some internet websites are now calling this holiday National Zoo Lovers Day. This began around 2015-2016. We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

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More April 8 Holidays

Here are more April 8 holidays we are sure you will enjoy:

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