Friday is a day to appreciate all wildlife - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Friday is a day to appreciate all wildlife

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

Friday is a day to enjoy the inhabitants of the woods, oceans and farms.

It’s National Wildlife Day, according to NationalDayCalendar.com.

The site urged people to visit their local zoo and think about where animals come live and come from, even if they’re domesticated.

Connecticut is home to the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Mystic Aquarium and the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.

The site said wildlife should be protected as if they were pets.

NationalDayCalendar.com credited Colleen Paige as being the creator of the day, which she said was done to honor the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Paige is the founder of the Animal Miracle Foundation and Network.

The hashtag #NationalWildlifeDay was being used on social media. 

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