Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22. Events are held worldwide to show support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 192 countries each year.
Earth Day helps increase the base of support for environmental programs and builds community around the world with a broad range of events and activities. Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously by more than a billion people every year.
Click on the banners in Jamaa for Earth Day facts!!
In honor of giraffes returning to Jamaa, AJHQ adopted a giraffe at the Hogel Zoo in Salt Lake City, UT. Her name is Kipenzi!
Thanks to Animal Jam members! These conservation efforts are funded by your memberships. Thank you for helping to make this possible!!
You can also download this free pawsome image for your desktop by clicking below.
Be sure to ask your parents’ permission to download the image, then click on the picture below to see it full size.
Directions for a PC:
- Right click on the image
- Select ‘Save as Desktop Background’
Directions for a Mac:
- Right click on the image (ctrl + click)
- Select ‘Save Image’
- Open your System Preferences
- Select ‘Desktop and Screensaver’
- Choose saved image file
Snowflake Daringwolf asks Tierney ‘how much can whales weigh?’ in this week’s AJHQ+A.
Have you ever wondered how whales sleep? Since whales breathe air like we do, they need to come to the surface even when they’re sleeping. Whales ‘sleep’ with only half of their brain at a time. One half stays awake to keep the whale breathing and aware of any danger, while the other half rests.
Some whales can live to be 200 years old or more! There may be whales alive that are even older. Unfortunately it’s very difficult to tell how old a whale is while it is still alive. And usually when they die they sink to the ocean floor where it is very difficult for us to study. But there may be whales in the ocean that were alive before electricity was invented. Whoa!