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Tech & Science Hero Border Collie named Bear braves bushfires to save stricken koalas by sniffing them out - and his tragic backstory will move you to tears

04:40  19 november  2019
04:40  19 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Koalas injured in NSW bushfires treated in couple's lounge room

  Koalas injured in NSW bushfires treated in couple's lounge room The husband and wife team behind Koalas In Care are treating koalas that have been injured or left homeless by the bushfires in NSW. Sooty, whose nose, chin and fur have been scorched, is one of 24 currently in their house.The husband and wife team behind Koalas In Care are treating koalas that have been injured or left homeless by the bushfires raging around the town.

Hero Border Collie named Bear braves bushfires to save stricken koalas by sniffing them out - and his tragic backstory will move you to tears . The border collie -Koolie cross is the only dog that can sniff out koala fur. Wearing socks to protect his paws, he is sent into safe burnt- out areas.

Heartwarming moment a firefighter pulls two stricken koalas from a raging bushfire before they 're Firefighter Lester Miles was on his way to a blaze when he spotted the two koalas He and a colleague put the koalas in blankets and gave them some water Heartwarming footage has emerged of firefighters giving a drink of water to two koalas they

a dog playing with a frisbee: Hero: A dog named Bear (pictured) has been helping firefighters save injured and orphaned koalas from forests left devastated by bushfires© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hero: A dog named Bear (pictured) has been helping firefighters save injured and orphaned koalas from forests left devastated by bushfires A dog named Bear has been helping firefighters save injured and orphaned koalas from forests left devastated by bushfires.

The Border Collie-Koolie cross is the only dog in the world that can sniff out both koala faeces and fur.

Wearing socks to protect his paws, he is sent into safe burnt-out areas and sits very still to alert his handler when a koala is near.

a dog sitting on top of a dirt field: On guard: The border collie-Koolie cross is the only dog in the world that can sniff out both koala faeces and fur. He wears socks to protect his feet in the forest© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited On guard: The border collie-Koolie cross is the only dog in the world that can sniff out both koala faeces and fur. He wears socks to protect his feet in the forest

Bear has been deployed in New South Wales and Queensland and this week is in Cooroibah, north of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.

Flash the koala recovering after NSW bushfires

  Flash the koala recovering after NSW bushfires Flash nearly died from his burns sustained in the blaze at Taree on the mid-north coast.A tiny koala severely injured in the devastating NSW bushfires will live to climb another eucalyptus tree thanks to the tireless work of volunteer animal rescuers.

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Animal charity IFAW shared photos of Bear in action on Monday in a post which read: 'Unfortunately no signs of koalas were found, but we are hopeful that survivors will be found in nearby areas.'

Pictures: Bushfires rage across NSW

Hero Border Collie named Bear braves bushfires to save stricken koalas by sniffing them out - and his tragic backstory will move you to tears

  Hero Border Collie named Bear braves bushfires to save stricken koalas by sniffing them out - and his tragic backstory will move you to tears The Border Collie-Koolie cross is the only dog in the world that can sniff out both koala faeces and fur. Wearing socks to protect his paws, he is sent into safe burnt-out areas in NSW and QLD.The Border Collie-Koolie cross is the only dog in the world that can sniff out both koala faeces and fur.

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So if your Border collie starts leading you where it wants to go instead of listening to you , it could If your Border Collie is losing trust in you and is questioning your actions then it means she doesn’t Did you give him some treats to occupy his brain – where he has to work to get them out of the toy?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13: General view of a destroyed home following bushfire damage on November 13, 2019 in Rainbow Flat, Australia. Catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger - have eased across greater Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter areas thanks to a slight cool change, however dozens of bushfires are still burning. A state of emergency, as declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday, is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)

Bear was abandoned by his owners because he has obsessive-compulsive disorder which means he does not like to play.

But he was rescued from a pound by Sunshine Coast University where he was trained to find koalas and is now based.

IFAW campaigner Josey Sharrad explained why Bear's job is so important.

'Now, more than ever, saving individual koalas is critical,' he told the Brisbane Times.

'With such an intense start to the bushfire season, it will be many weeks and months before some of these fires are out,' he said.

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But when they tried to sedate the bear , things started to go horribly wrong. The bear tried lunging at Adam to climb on top of him and stay afloat, but he was losing the ability to move his legs. This incredible man risked his life to save a dangerous animals when no one dared to act.

Although the Border Collie is an intelligent dog, we'll have to use commands to drive him and the sheep and thus get them to where we want them to be. The set of commands is limited (every inexperienced handler and dog only need four commands) and the commands can of course be freely

'All the while, wildlife will continue to need to be rescued and treated, and might remain in care for some time. The road to recovery will be long.'

On Monday a burnt koala was among those rescued in New South Wales.

The koala named Flash was found in Taree with burns so severe he had to be sedated before treatment.

a group of people wearing costumes: Firefighters feeding water to a koala after rescuing it from a bushfire© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Firefighters feeding water to a koala after rescuing it from a bushfire Meanwhile, heartwarming footage has emerged of firefighters giving a drink of water to two koalas they rescued from catastrophic bushfires.

Lester Miles was on his way to relieve day shift crews fighting a blaze burning for more than a week at Spicers Gap in Maryvale, Queensland, on Sunday night when he saw the koalas surrounded by flames.

The Brisbane firefighter said the koalas would have been burnt alive if they hadn't been spotted and saved.

'They had nowhere to go, there was fire all around them,' he told The Courier Mail.'

'Coming up through there we pretty much had to go through the fire itself, there were a lot of trees falling over.'

At Microsoft News Australia we've partnered with the giving platform Benevity to raise funds for Australian Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul Society and The Salvation Army; these organisations are helping communities across the country devastated by bushfires. You can help these organisations by donating here and for the latest news and RFS links visit Bushfire emergency.


Could this be the end of koalas? Expert claims Australia's beloved marsupial is 'functionally extinct' after bushfires destroyed 80 per cent of their natural habitat and killed thousands .
Deborah Tabart OAM, chairman of the Australian Koala Foundation said the beloved marsupial is 'functionally extinct' as a result of deforestation and bushfires.Deborah Tabart OAM, chairman of the Australian Koala Foundation, estimated over 1000 koalas may have been killed in the last two months from deforestation and bushfires.

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