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World Animal Day 2021: When is World Animal Day in India? Current Theme, History, Significance, Celebration, Activities and More

Every Year, an international day is celebrated for animals all around the globe, and it’s named World Animal Day. World Animal Day is dedicated to the animals all around the globe and creates awareness about the importance of animals for well being of the environment and humans beings, as they play a key role in environmental protection, as well as they, help humans as well in many many ways, like – with Food ingredients, Fossil Fuels, decomposition, etc. All the animals are an important part of Environment Cycles and keep these cycles balanced. There is a total of 5-types of Ecological cycles – Carbon Cycle, Phosphorous Cycle, Nitrogen Cycle, Water Cycle, and Oxygen Cycle.

Let us tell you more briefly about World Animal Day, When is World Animal Day in India? Current (2021) Theme, History, Significance, Celebration, Activities and More.


World Animal Day has a long back history. The day was first organized by Heinrich Zimmermann in 1925, Berlin. His aim behind organizing this day was to create awareness and improve the welfare of animals. In the very first event of World Animal day, about 5000 people came forward and showed their support. The World Animal Day is also known called Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi. St Francis was the patron saint of animals.


As we all know, due to climate change and habitat loss, once famous species are on the verge of extinction or have already extinct. World Animal Day also plays an important role in raising awareness about this problem and promoting caring for, protecting, conserving those species who are about to leave this planet.

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Top 10 Species, who are about to totally extinct

1. Vaquita

Population: 9

2. Amur Leopard

Population: 100

3. North Atlantic right whale

Population: 100

4. Kakapo

Population: 201

5. Gharial

Population: 211

6. Tooth-billed pigeon

Population: 70 to 380

7. Saola

Population: 750

8. Sea Turtle

Population: 6.5 million (Total 10 Species)

9. Rhinos

Population: 27,000 (Total 5 Species)

10. Gorillas

Population: 321,000

World Animal Day 2021 Theme

The current year (2021) theme of World Animal Day is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet“.


  • Organize a pet photoshoot.
  • Organize a party for your pet.
  • Groom your pet.
  • Watch a pet movie online.

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