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.
Do some research on reptiles and post on social media using #ReptileAwarenessDay to spread the word.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Reptile Awareness Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.