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World Animal Day Celebrates 81st Year
2012-10-04 14:13:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If today feels a little bananas to you, if it´s raining cats and dogs, or if your office is operating more like a zoo, then no need to panic. It´s the 81st annual World Animal Day! According to WorldAnimalDay.co.uk, this day of celebration began in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy. The very first World Animal Day was celebrated as an extension of the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron...

2010-10-13 15:04:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Splash! Animals brings its dynamic, conservation-focused live art experience featuring endangered species to the National Geographic Kids event celebrating World Animal Day at the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., on October 16, 2010. The Splash! Animals performances will delight audiences by showcasing dramatic live paintings of endangered wildlife while emotionally connecting them to the importance of conservation via a powerfully...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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