National Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on Sept. 4 to raise awareness about plants and animal species in the wild.

The day was founded in 2005 by animal behaviorist and philanthropist Colleen Paige, according to the official website.

The main objective of this day is to educate people about the need to preserve and rescue endangered animals.

Here are some quotes, courtesy Good Reads, to celebrate wildlife:

1. "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." – Frank Lloyd Wright

2. "The hope of the future lies not in curbing the influence of human occupancy – it is already too late for that – but in creating a better understanding of the extent of that influence and a new ethic for its governance." – Aldo Leopold

3. "The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction." – Rachel Carson

4. "We need to understand ourselves as biological creatures at one with the diverse of all life. When we can truly see this unity and interdependence, we will find nature to be forgiving, generous and resilient." – Kenny Ausubel

5. "Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." – Albert Einstein

6. "I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority." – Elwin Brooks White

7. "If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love." – Steve Irwin

8. "If you can reach out and touch and love and be with wildlife, you will forever be changed, and you will want to make the world a better place." – Terri Irwin

9. "It is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it." – Wendell Berry

10. "Wild animals are less wild and more human than many humans of this world." – Munia Khan

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