World Snake Day
World Snake Day is held on July 16. This event in the second decade of the month July is annual. Help us
World Snake Day is commemorated every year on July 16 to shine a spotlight on the indispensable role snakes play in the natural environment. An opportunity to celebrate snakes and raise awareness about their conservation. It aims to increase awareness regarding the over 3,500 snake species that exist across the world.
Snakes are carnivores (meat eaters).
Snakes can't bite food so have to swallow it whole.
Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head!
Snakes don't have eyelids.
Snakes have internal ears but not external ones.
Snakes are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
We encourage everyone to use this day to share positive stories about snakes with their friends and families.
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