World Animal Day: 20 Animals Native to New Jersey

World Animal Day: 20 Animals Native to New Jersey

Oct 2nd 2019

World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare. It is celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. World Animal Day’s mission is "To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It's celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education, we can create a world where animals are always recognized as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare."

New Jersey is one of the most biologically diverse states in the United States. With many different ecosystems including coastal marine areas, pine forests, fresh and saltwater marshes, plus 1000’s of lakes and rivers, New Jersey is home to hundreds of species of wildlife, out of which 84 species are listed as endangered or threatened. At Ramsey Outdoor we believe in conserving our beautiful state and its wildlife for future generations. To help bring awareness to the amazing wildlife we have in New Jersey, we’ve compiled a list of 20 of our favorites below.

  • Raccoon
  • Beaver
  • Pine Warbler
  • White-tail Deer
  • Rough Green Snake
  • Southern Flying Squirrel
  • Eastern Tiger Salamander
  • Mink
  • Red Fox
  • Beaver
  • Eastern Box Turtle
  • Pine Barrens Tree Frog
  • Red-Spotted Newt
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Little Brown Bat
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Black Bear
  • River Otter
  • Bobcat
  • Black-tailed Jackrabbit

This World Animal Day there are plenty of things that you can do to help support animal welfare, such as attending local events, volunteering at a local animal shelter or animal welfare event, or donate to an organization that helps to protect animals.

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