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Earth Day 2015 marked with Google Doodle

Google is marking Earth Day 2015 with a special Doodle, which includes “a totally scientific and 1,000 per cent accurate personality quiz,” telling you which animal most closely represents your personality.

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, when events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

It was first celebrated in 1970, when around 20 million Americans took part in rallies across the country to spread the message of environmental awareness.

It is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. This year’s activities include a cleanup of the Great Wall of China, beach-litter removal in Lebanon and an attempt to protect 25,000 acres of rain forest in Indonesia.

The Google Doodle depicts a spinning globe and a selection of animations featuring endangered plant and animal species. Clicking on the doodle brings up a quiz, where users can answer a few questions to find out their “spirit animal”.

Google has persuaded a selection of high-profile animal lovers to take the quiz and report back on their results, including English primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr Jane Goodall, American actor Edward Norton and British TV presenter Dermot O’Leary.