At the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in December 2013, the UN decided to proclaim the 3rd of March World Wildlife Day. TheĀ organizationĀ describes World Wildlife Day as "an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people."

To mark the occasion, we put together a video celebrating just a few of the magnificent creatures on this planet. Enjoy!