On October 4, 1931, the world first celebrated World Animal Day. Today, World Animal Day is “a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them.”The main areas of focus for World Animal Day are drawing attention to endangered species, protecting natural habitats, and supporting animal welfare.World Animal Day events are wildly diverse. In Australia, marchers have called for an end to poaching elephants and rhinoceroses. In India, a community has released indigenous birds, such as herons and egrets, into a clean and healthy environment. In Panama, an animal shelter offers a spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry celebrate Verb
to observe or mark an important event with public and private ceremonies or festivities.
place for the treatment of outpatients, or patients who are not housed in the facility.
group of organisms or a social group interacting in a specific region under similar environmental conditions.
varied or having many different types.
endangered species Noun
organism threatened with extinction.
Encyclopedic Entry: endangered species environment Noun
conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.
material, usually of plant or animal origin, that living organisms use to obtain nutrients.
Encyclopedic Entry: food habitat Noun
environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.
Encyclopedic Entry: habitat hunt Verb
to pursue and kill an animal, usually for food.
forbidden by law.
characteristic to or of a specific place.
Encyclopedic Entry: indigenous litter Noun
trash or other scattered objects left in an open area or natural habitat.
having to do with the study of medicine or healing.
to remove the testes of an animal, making it unable to reproduce.
to hunt, trap, or fish illegally.
to take action to prevent injury or attack.
manner or way of doing things.
structure that protects people or other organisms from weather and other dangers.
to remove the ovaries of an animal, making it unable to reproduce.
body of flowing water.
Encyclopedic Entry: stream tribute Noun
recommendation or compliment given in gratitude.
health or well-being.