May 20

After a week of online celebrations, we are thrilled to announce that our 9th birthday is finally here! ARKive would like to say a huge thank you to all of our fans and followers who have been sharing our wild number 9 facts on Twitter this week, helping us unwrap our presents on Facebook and generally spreading the birthday cheer!

ARKive's gifts

While it has been an exciting week here in the office, our real highlight has been reading all the lovely birthday messages you sent us, and as promised, here are some of our favourites:


 erikanoelia7: i learn sth new everyday with @ARKive! info is concise, yet thrilling and engaging. pics are simply delightful. cheers guys! #HBARKive :)♥



ThatBlokeMyk: @ARKive Happy Birthday, here’s the best birthday caique available for you…



saunieindiego: Happy 9th Birthday to @ARKive. Thanks for bringing so many plants and animals into my life every day.#wildlife #endangered #photography



MrsAltham: Happy 9th birthday #Arkive! We’re hoping your party is a black tie affair.


Emperor penguin photo


We would also like to say a special thank you to Crest Star for our birthday card!


crest_star: Happy 9th Birthday @ARKive – so glad you are in our world!


ARKive Birthday Card

We hope you have enjoyed the celebrations as much as we have. If you have a birthday message for ARKive please post it using the comment form below, we would love to hear from you!

The ARKive Team

  • Harriet (May 21st, 2012 at 7:14 am):

    Happy Birthday ARKive – can it really be 9 years since we launched! Fantastic to see it ever growing in content, reach and impact. Enjoy the celebrations!

  • Konstantinos (May 21st, 2012 at 9:22 am):

    happy birthday ARKive!!!

  • Konstantinos (May 21st, 2012 at 9:25 am):

    it’s my nameday today-and your birthday!