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Go Wild for Wildlife with Our New Twitter Account

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There can be a lot of noise and stressful things on social media these days, but we think we have the perfect antidote for it all: Calm, relaxing and cute wildlife photos.

This week, the Forest Preserve District of Will County, in partnership with the Lake County Forest Preserves, launched a new Twitter account that we hope will put a smile on your face. The idea behind the Wildlife of the Day account is simple: One stellar wildlife photo each day. And that's it.

No story links. No videos. No retweets. 

Just some beautiful wildlife photos for you to enjoy, like and hopefully, retweet.


This account comes months after the District's successful launch of another Twitter account, Today's Bird. That account is strictly for the birds. 

Wildlife of the Day promises to be inclusive of all wildlife. One day you may see a praying mantis striking a pose. Another day, it could be some incredibly cute squirrels hugging it out. Some birds may also swoop in and steal your heart.

So go ahead and give us a follow and then sit back, relax and enjoy the show.


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