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#WATWB: Helping Australia’s Koalas


The devastation from fires in Australia is hard to watch.  But there are helpers. A group of quilters in The Netherlands is making mittens for koalas and pouches for kangaroos suffering burns from the bush fires. The mittens and pouches must be made entirely from cotton. Here’s more of the story.

Thank you to all the helpers, including the staff of Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.  Here’s the link for their gofundme page.

Below are two videos of people helping koalas


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We are the World Blogfest (#WATWB) brings us positive stories on the last Friday of every month. For more light in the darkness, visit the WATWB Facebook page:

For more details on WATWB, click here.

This month’s co-hosts,Sylvia McGrath, Lizbeth Hartz, Shilpa Garg, Mary Giese, and Belinda Witzenhausen welcome participants and encourage all to join in.


Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

13 thoughts on “#WATWB: Helping Australia’s Koalas

  1. It is way to sad, I couldn’t watch the whole video.

  2. It seems we both chose stories about helping animals. I love the mittens.

  3. Such precious little animals. I think that I read on the NET that this one died. But I am not 100% positive that this really is the one. At any rate, I really hope that this badly burned fella made it. The koala is so cute and so interesting. Such a shame about all the forest fires that are decimating the trees and the wildlife living there.

  4. This made our national TV news.

  5. Lovely story JoAnna, I too chose a Koala story, they are such adorable but vulnerable too.

  6. I read about this story and that Australia is seeing a lot of bushfires and koala populations are being threatened. I think, the little one was called Lewis and he died after a week. So sad, but glad that he got love and care and so much of help is pouring in for the Koalas.

    • It is very sad, but thankful with you for the love and care many are getting. Even if they don’t make it, I hope they feel loved. It must be very hard for those caring for the injured ones, but at least they do what they can. Thanks for understanding.

  7. Hi JoAnna – I too saw this on the news … and thought about all the wildlife of all sorts that couldn’t live through those fires – let alone the damage caused … so worrying. As you mention at least those that were ‘rescued’ had some care at their end … and the others I hope will live on. I saw the Port Macquarrie Koala hospital too … wonderful place. A great #WATWB … cheers Hilary

    • I do worry about all living beings in these fires. The animals must be terrified and confused. I’m thankful for all the heroes trying to help. Thank you for caring with me, Hilary.

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