National Wildlife Day

National Wildlife Day (Monday 4 September 2017) was founded in 2005 to raise awareness and educate children about endangered animals and the conservation of our amazing planet.


Zoos, animal sanctuaries and local wildlife organisations are a great starting point for taking part in educational events, fun days out and promotional activities, not just for one day, but for a whole lifetime! Have a look to see what is going on around you and get involved in any local events.

Have you got a favourite animal? Did you know that hedgehogs and red squirrels are amongst the top 10 most endangered species in Britain? You can help them and all the other animals on the list, so get started now!


Try Chester Zoo where you can join in with a guided tour to learn about the everyday lives of the animals living there.

The largest colony of mute swans in the UK is located Near Berwick-upon-Tweed in the Scottish Borders, and the enthusiastic Wildlife Trust volunteers make sure all the birds are safe, healthy and protected. Find your nearest Trust location so you can get involved today.


Take a look at our Nature Infographic, where you can find what animals to see and where and when to go, with links to the best spotting locations when on holiday.

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