September 4th is the 10th annual National Wildlife Day in honor of animal lover, conservationist, and TV personality Steve Irwin. This day also aims to create awareness about endangered species globally and recognize the efforts of many organizations, zoos, and sanctuaries that work to protect and preserve the world’s wildlife diversity.

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 9.53.32 AMGrizzly bears thrive in the unique habitat Yellowstone National Park provides.

People are encouraged to support their local zoo or conservation organization, or help raise awareness about the importance of protecting wildlife. Here are some of the many ways in which you can celebrate National Wildlife Day:

  • Host an educational and social event with a local sanctuary
  • Hand out fliers or share information about wildlife conservation on social media
  • Visit or make a donation to your local state parks or to the National Park Service
  • Visit to learn more

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 9.53.03 AMIt’s so easy to reconnect with wildlife at Yellowstone!

Delaware North recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving wildlife habitats for future generations. Learn more about our environmental efforts here.