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NATIONAL REPTILE AWARENESS DAY – October 21

National Reptile Awareness Day - October 21

NATIONAL REPTILE AWARENESS DAY

 Each year on October 21, people across the nation celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day.  This day was created not only as a day for reptile lovers to celebrate but also as a day to promote education, conservation and animal appreciation for reptiles; a day to learn about their natural habitats and the ecological threats that they are facing.

A reptile is any amniote that is neither a mammal nor a bird, is cold-blooded, has scales or scutes and can lay eggs on land.  ( a scute is a bony external plate or scale, as on the shell of a turtle or the skin of crocodilians. )

There are more than 10,000 species of reptiles.

Happy National Reptile Awareness Day.

CELEBRATE

Do some research on reptiles and post on social media using #ReptileAwarenessDay to spread the word.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Reptile Awareness Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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