Dog Received An Award Of Honor For Saving Over 100 Koalas During The Bushfires

We believe it’s fair to say that most of us have heard about the Australian bush fires that happened from September 2019 to March 2020 and heavily impacted the wildlife and flora of the country. The fires were the worst around the state of New South Wales.

The drought and the fires that happened last year are the most urgent symptoms of Australia’s climate crisis. Disasters like the fires and floods have devastated the livelihoods of farmers and wrought millions of dollars worth of damage.

Unfortunately, due to these intense fires, a lot of animals in Australia were also either heavily injured or died. Koalas living in the wild have been affected the most as over 60,000 of them suffered during this tragedy. However, a lot of them were also saved thanks to kind people working as volunteers, firefighters, and one dog in particular.

Today we’d like for you to meet Bear, a dog who saved more than 100 koalas during Australia’s Blacksummer bushfires.

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Meet Bear, a dog who saved over 100 koalas during the Australian bushfires

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Bear helped to find koalas in need of medical treatment during the 2019-2020 bushfires

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He is the only dog in Australia that is trained and capable of finding Koalas as he sniffs out their fur and faeces

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Bear’s amazing work was awarded as the dog received the Special Recognition Award by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in the UK

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The six-year-old Australian koolie was given a golden medal for his heroic feats

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Bear also gets to wear these cute shoes to protect his paws when he goes to investigate the areas damaged by the fires

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Thanks to his hard work, a lot of koalas were saved, and extra pets and play time were provided as an additional award for the good boy

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