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What day is squirrel appreciation day?

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Squirrel Appreciation Day is on January 21 of every year. The first instance of this holiday was in 2001, and it was begun by Christy Hargove from Asheville, North Carolina.

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North America has ten species of tree squirrels, including flying squirrels, according to the National Wildlife Federation. Squirrels were introduced to many parks and fed by humans in the mid 1800s, leading to the prevalence of the species in modern parks.

The National Wildlife Federation offers a few ideas for celebrating this holiday, such as playing games, encouraging tree growth and enjoying squirrel characters in media. Holiday Insights points out that Christy Hargrove has suggested leaving out a special treat for local squirrels, and learning new facts about the animal on this day.

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