Various animals showcased on Animal Awareness Day

Animal lovers got the opportunity to view various animals, as Animal Awareness Day was hosted at the Roseau Public Library Grounds on Victoria Street, on Friday. Animal Awareness Day is an annual event, observed for over ten years by the Roseau Public Library in collaboration with its partners. This year the theme is ‘Connecting people and wildlife: Protection, control, and preservation, depend on you’.

 Librarian of the Roseau Public Library Prince St Jean said the objective of the activity is to generally sensitize the patrons/participants about the importance of animals to our ecosystem, their care and preservation, and the related careers that pupils can explore.

 Several schools, and patrons from the public turned out to view and learn more about animals on Animal Awareness Day. Also, brochures were given out with information on the different animals on display. St. Jean said, “Our target [is] the grades K, 1 & 2 pupils within the Roseau catchment and environs.”  

 He added that public interest and participation have increased over the years, particularly with the schools.

 The animals showcased are categorized as wild, domesticated, and invasive and they include manicou, agouti, snakes, rabbits, fowls, goats, turtles – (land and water), dogs, Barbados Doves, peacocks, bats, ducks, pigeons.

 This year’s partners who supported the event were Dominica Forestry, Parks and Wildlife division, St Nicholas Animal Rescue, Pet Land, and Ms.Lydia Germain and family. Sponsorship/Partners:  DOWASCO,  Josephine Gabriel and Co Ltd, DOMLEC, Mr. Cecil Joseph, the Ministry of Education, On The Go Catering Services, Luxurious Loos, The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force and Staff of the Roseau Public Library, The Archives Unit and the National Documentation Centre.


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  1. Rasta Pasta
    April 15, 2024

    One would think that The National Bird of Dominica, the Sisserou Parrot would be at the top of the list.

  2. Save our library
    April 12, 2024

    Despite the set backs the library persons are still having activities. kudos to them. it would be good to restore there building, to make activities like this big. congratulations!

  3. T
    April 12, 2024

    I have recently heard of an invasive species of frog has been seen on this Island and would like to know more about it. It is a fairly large frog and eats everything in its path. Where can I find this info?

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