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If you’ve browsing on to the Google homepage today, chances are you’d have come across a red and blue picture of several animals staring up at the white stars. This is not a picture taken from a children’s story book, but in fact the latest Google Doodle specially made for US Independence Day 2017. Google Doodle is famous for putting its own spin on international festivities and seems to have done a great job this time as well.
The fourth of July is a federal holiday in the United States that celebrates all the freedom brought by the Declaration of Independence. Going forward with the colors of the American National Flag, US citizens adorn themselves and places with red and blue. The newest Google Doodle has also done a good job, symbolizing the American flag, by adding stars and stripes in the background.
If you are wondering about why the animals are there, there is a good reason for that. This year’s Google Doodle pays homage to not only US Independence Day but also to Stephen Mather. Stephen Mather was born on the fourth of July and is remembered widely for his role as the first director of National Parks Service. He is celebrated as a devoted conservationist for American National Parks.
These national parks in America, cover as much area as eighty four million acres and are home to lots of different animals. The conservation efforts by people, such as Stephen Mather, are the reason why several different species have been saved from endangerment. This Google Doodle stands true to show us that it makes sense for a country’s independence and its conservation of wildlife & nature, to be celebrated on the same day.
The United States of America would not be the same without its vast National Parks, and this is why it seems fit to depict the animals, in the Google Doodle, looking up at the scattered stars of the American Flag. Secondly, you might notice that the stripes are made to stand vertically and some even have tree like markings. This is done to show that it is America’s strength and commitments that have made these reserves thrive for so long.