Celebrating the Great Leapers of the Animal Kingdom on Leap Day

Celebrating the Great Leapers of the Animal Kingdom on Leap Day

Leap day comes around once every four years to keep our calendars on track with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun (which take just a little over 365 days to complete — hence the need for day 366 every once in a while). People born on this day are aptly called leapers or leaplings, indicating their status of having entered the world on such a unique day — the odds of which are a mere 1 in 1,461. There’s even a club known as the Honor Society of Leap Year Babies for these elite winners in a game of chance. On this day we often celebrate the human leapers in our lives, but here at Defenders we also love our incredible wildlife leapers! For some leaper fun facts, click here !

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Mae Lacey
GIS and Technical Computing Associate

As the GIS and Technical Computing Associate in the Center for Conservation Innovation, Mae provides support and leadership for geospatial product development across Defenders.

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