"World Animal Day was observed earlier this month - on October 4th. Started in Florence Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists, World Animal Day has since expanded its focus from its original intent, which was to bring attention to endangered or threatened species. The day is now set aside as a time to reflect on all of the animals we share this world with, and our involvement with them - and to spur action to commemorate that respectful relationship. Half the world's mammals are declining in population and more than a third are probably threatened with extinction, according to an update of of the Red List (an inventory of biodiversity issued by the IUCN), released on October 6, 2008. Below is a collection of recent photos of animals around the world."

See the photos at The Big Picture

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Comment by alice on January 26, 2009 at 6:32pm
Awesome post.
Comment by Zeriva on December 12, 2008 at 5:02am
Just great, thanks
Comment by PANDA JU on October 17, 2008 at 2:31pm
Righteous! Righteeeooous!

Last one is dope.
Comment by Kara on October 17, 2008 at 2:23pm
I didn't know there was such thing as a pretty pigeon.

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