Abandoned puppy receives decoration for saving more than 100 koalas during fires in Australia

The courage of Bear, a puppy of Koolie breed, was recognized by being decorated for the “animal action” after he rescued more than 100 koalas during the fires that devastated this and other species in Australia between 2019 and 2020.

The award was awarded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to Bear, a puppy that was sent to the areas of New South Wales and Queensland where, thanks to its smell, managed to find the koalas injured or trapped in the fires so they could be rescued.

It may interest you: Four-legged hero! Puppy saves his blind “companion” from drowning: VIDEO

Romane Cristescu, the dog’s tutor, explained, quoted by Infobae, that Bear is trained to recognize the smell of koalas’ fur, when he finds one, he drops to the ground without disturbing the marsupial: “We believe that he deserves this award because he has behaved very well helping us to find and rescue many koalas ”.

It was reported that Bear is the only dog ​​in the world who is trained to recognize with the smell both the fur and the feces of the koalas, Infobae noted.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF, for its acronym in English) reported that until January 27, 2020, the forest fires they had burned more than 10.6 million hectares, which is an area larger than the state of Virginia.

WWF noted that forest fires have worsened due to the climate crisis. In Australia, intense heat waves are becoming more frequent and, together with prolonged periods of drought, have created favorable conditions for fires.

Bear history

Bear is a six-year-old puppy who was abandoned by its owners when it was still small, as they assured that they were not prepared to take care of the dog whose breed is characterized by having great energy, assuring that it had “behavior problems”.

The dog was rescued and taken to Sunshine Coast University at its center in training, where they prepared him for the work of rescue in forest fires.

It may interest you: A real hero! Puppy saves a FISH from the claws of a CAT: VIDEO

Through their social networks, they reported that Bear rescued koalas who needed veterinary attention due to the Burns as they were severely malnourished and dehydrated. Once rehabilitated, they were able to return to nature.


DOG saves its owner who was intoxicated from a spectacular fall: VIDEO

VIRAL VIDEO TIKTOK: Like a Papantla flyer! Save your little dog from being bitten by a bigger one

71 houses in Australia destroyed due to forest fire

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *