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Happy Labor Day – National Wildlife Day

By Chris Taylor Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Greetings and Happy Labor Day everyone! Today is our national observance for the American Worker and the jobs that we all do to keep this great country of ours in motion. The very first Labor day was organized by the Central Labor Union in New York City. This was celebrated on Tuesday September 5th 1882. They held their second one a year later on the same date.

Labor day was moved to Monday in 1884 because who likes Monday’s right? LOL Funnily enough Labor day and its origins also have roots in the 8 hour work day movement which recommended 8 hours for work, 8 hours for recreation and 8 hours for rest.

National Wildlife Day

Today’s labor day actually falls on another day of observance which is National Wildlife Day. National Wildlife Day was founded in 2005 by Colleen Paige in memory of conservationist Steve Irwin AKA the Crocodile Hunter. Most of us remember him for wrestling big crocs and handling snakes by hand  but his biggest contributions to humanity were his conservation and rescue efforts for animals.

National WIldlife Day is day intended to learn about conservation efforts around the world and you can get involved in the day by using the hashtag #NationalWildlifeDay in your posts. What better way to celebrate both days than to come and learn about our conservation involvement from our professional animal handling staff at Timbavati Wildlife Park. Thanks and we hope to see you soon.


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