Earth Day 2014 Google doodle features a rufous hummingbird, veiled chameleon and others


Google is celebrating the Earth Day with an animated doodle on its homepage. When you click on the doodle, it changes between animals like the Rufous Hummingbird, Veiled Chameleon, Dung Beetle, Moon Jellyfish, Puffer Fish and the Japanese Macaque, who all wish us a “Happy Earth Day 2014!”

When you hover your mouse over the hummingbird doodle, a popup message reads, “The Rufous Hummingbird wishes you a happy Earth Day 2014!” When you click on the doodle, it changes to another animal and so does the popup message. Google has also added a share button below the doodle, and when you click on it, Google shares the doodle on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

The year 2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the Earth Day, which has been celebrated since 1970. The movement was started by US senator Gaylord Nelson, after he witnessed a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. The day is now celebrated in over 192 countries and hosted by the Earth Day Network. Its aim is to “inform and energize the populations so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children”.

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