21 Oct 2022

Reptile Awareness Day

Today, the World Veterinary Association acknowledges Reptile Awareness Day to help protect and conserve reptiles. The WVA encourages veterinarians and society to learn more about these amazing creatures, recognizing the very real threat of habitat loss and extinction impacting on so many species, the importance of preserving natural habitats, and promoting the appreciation and conservation of the nearly 10,000 species of reptiles.
Veterinarians play important roles in caring for reptiles, as non-traditional companion animals, zoo animals and free-living species.