National Pet Day is on Saturday, February 13.
And for Australians, it’s a chance to take a moment to show support for your national wildlife.
Here are five tips for celebrating National Pet day, which means it’s the perfect time to start celebrating.
What is National Pet?
National Pet Day means “the day when the first national animal of a country becomes extinct”.
In Australia, there are many species of domestic animals that are considered extinct and many more that have died out in the past.
Some of these animals include: cats, dogs, horses, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles and mammals.
If you’ve got a pet, it makes it even more special to have it named after you, which is what National PetDay is.
For example, a pet named Jack would be the most appropriate to commemorate Jack the Ripper and Jack the Stoat, who was hanged in prison for the murders of two girls in London in 1888.
National PetDay comes after the Great Barrier Reef was hit by a massive coral bleaching event, which has led to massive die-offs of the reef.
While there have been many positive developments for the Great Aussie, such as the reintroduction of endangered fish, the damage to the reef is not over yet.
The coral bleached after the coral was hit with COVID-19In April, the Great Australian Bight, which includes the Great Apennines, was hit hard by a coral bleache.
The reef has since recovered and is now thriving, but some species are facing extinction.
Here’s a look at some of the other animals that have been named after Australians during National PetDays.
What can you do?
Whether you’re celebrating National pet day or not, there’s a few things you can do to help preserve the heritage of your species.
For one, consider donating a pet to the Royal Australian Museum.
The museum holds a collection of more than 4,000 pets, including dogs, cats, horses and guinea pig.
It has even created a special Pet Day card for the pet.
Another option is to help with research.
The Royal Society of Veterinary Surgeons has set up a page on their website, where you can donate your pet for research or research-related projects.
This includes finding out what your pet can do and how it can help.
If that’s not enough, you can help preserve wildlife habitat in your area.
Some of the best ways to help is by volunteering at an area of the park.
There are also a number of other organisations that can help you with conservation work.
For more, check out the full list of animals that will be named after Australia on National Pet.