“It’s surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth.”

~ Sir David Attenborough


Pangolin – Armand Grobler

National Wildlife Day is all about bringing awareness to endangered animals, both national and global, that need to be preserved and rescued from extinction. This very special day was founded in 2005 by animal behaviourist and philanthropist Colleen Paige. This day also has added the date of February 22nd, to honour the memory and birthday of Wildlife Warrior, Steve Irwin.


There are numerous sanctuaries, rehabilitation centres and scientific research institutes doing their absolute best to conserve our beloved animals. Today we urge you to go outside, have some fun and support organisations that do their best to ensure our next generations see these incredible species in the wild. 

Some cool facts about wildlife:

  1. ‘Blind as a bat’ isn’t blind at all – ​Contrary to popular belief, bats aren’t blind and often use sight to hunt, rather than echolocation.
  2. ​Mass extinctions happen more often than you’d think – Experts estimate that about 200 species of plants and animals become extinct every 24 hours more than 1,000 times the natural rate of extinction.
  3. A snail can sleep for three years.
  4. Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump.
  5. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Through the work of sanctuaries and many different organisations, the rate at which we have lost numerous species to the rise of the human population has slowed down. This day is about education and about reminding us that animals cannot speak for themselves, it’s our responsibility to speak up and represent them.

Remembering Wildlife Series

This book collection is definitely something for your coffee table and a way that you can give back to the people working to help incredible species.