Starting May 20 and lasting until May 22, there will be endangered animals
-related events in the San Diego area, coinciding with a national celebration for Endangered Species Day, according to a new report from the Union Tribune.
"By taking action to help our imperiled native fish, wildlife and plants, we can ensure a healthy future for our community and protect treasured landscapes for future generations," said Rowan Gould, acting director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
On May 20, the U.S. FWS will give presentations at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The following day, the Chula Vista Nature Center will host a free endangered species craft event. Finally, on May 22, the San Diego Audubon's Silverwood Sanctuary will offer visitors a chance to look at animal habitats.
Many threatened species are absent from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) endangered species list. The national Endangered Species Day will be celebrated this year on May 20, 2011, sponsored by the government branch. The Endangered Species Act was made into law in 1973.