In case you missed it, today is National Zoo Lovers Day!


Happy National Zoo Lovers Day!
In honor of this wild holiday, we want to give you all a special gift: 11 coloring book pages of our original animal designs.

It's a present everyone can enjoy! Your kids will love it because what kid doesn't love coloring?! You'll love it because it's a great way to keep your children occupied for a couple of hours today. 

Simply click here to download, print the designs, and present it to your children. 

By the way, if you think that these coloring pages look familiar - then we applaud your perceptiveness! These animal stencils are Name Bubbles original designs. The same designs you'll find on our clothing labels, name labels, camp labels, and more.

Holiday Background

The goal of National Zoo Lovers Day is to raise awareness and bring extra support to your local zoo. As it stands today, there are over 350 zoological parks in the United States, with over 175 million visitors each year! That's over half of our population supporting their local zoos! 

While many tourists enjoy viewing cute animals and learning about their habitats, the concept of the zoo serves a far greater purpose. These facilities are a safe haven for displaced animals and endangered species—a place where such animals can be protected, studied, and eventually bred.

Enjoy the Zoo From Your Own Home

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Obviously, the climate is a little different this year, as many zoos nationwide have closed their doors to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. While admission to these parks may be discouraged, zoos remain very much essential for the animals that call it their home and the people tasked with taking care of them. 

The good news is that some zoos have live cameras running 24/7 so that you can view the animals from the comfort of your own home. This is easily our favorite reality TV programming! So take a break from your Tiger King binge and enjoy some live animals from the comfort of your couch.

Some of our favorite zoo streams are listed below:

Quick Facts About Zoos

  • Zoological parks can take many forms, including, but not limited to, caged zoos, aquariums, wildlife reserves, safaris, petting zoos, aviaries, conservation parks, traveling zoos, and more.
  • Social distancing from animals at the zoo is mandatory and vital.
  • Over 600 million people visit zoos worldwide every year.
  • The Schönbrunn Zoo (also known as the 'Vienna Zoo') in Vienna, Austria is the oldest functioning zoo on the planet (established in 1752).
  • The Philadelphia Zoo was the first zoo in the United States. It opened in 1874 and continues to operate as a scientific and cultural center even today.
  • The Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey, CA) has the largest number of animals of any zoo in the world, with over 124,000 individual animals.
  • The largest zoo by area in the United States is Red McCombs Wildlife near San Antonio. Texas, with over 12,000 acres of land.
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Feel free to write to us on social media and tell us how you and your family are celebrating National Zoo Lovers Day!

In case you missed it earlier, here's another chance to download our free gift to you and your children. Click here to download 11 zoo-themed coloring pages courtesy of Name Bubbles!

We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Happy coloring, and we'll talk to you again next week!