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Sweet Potatoes And Carrots Are Being Airdropped To Help Endangered Wallabies In Australia

After drought took their water and bushfire took their food, the New South Wales Minister for Energy and Environment announced the "Operation Rock Wallaby"- airdropping food and water to some key colonies across the continent. Bless you, all!   

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Illustration Of Steve Irwin Welcoming Animals Into Heaven Hits Hard

Aussie artist named Sharnia-Mae Sturm shared a touching illustration on New Year's Eve as news of Australia's bushfire crisis broke around the world. She came up with the idea while thinking about all the animals that have passed away and suddenly realized they'd all be safe in the loving arms of Steve Irwin. After all, Steve and his family were always ones to stand by the animals and are continuing his legacy by saving over 90,000 animals so far. People were moved by the cartoon with many saying it brought them to tears. 






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Adorable Koala Escaped From Burning Trees In Australia And Was Saved by a Water Tanker Driver

 A water tanker driver in the fires zone in Australia got an unexpected cab mate who he called: "Ray of sunshine after nightmare"

Story via: Sydney Morning Herald

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A Disturbing Mystery: Pigeons Wearing Cowboy Hats Were Spotted in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas animal rescue group Lofty Hopes raised concerns over a viral video showing at least two pigeons wearing tiny, almost custom-made cowboy hats in a parking lot. It's unclear who was behind the stunt, but activists were concerned that the hats may have been glued on, harming the birds.

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Innovative Road Tunnel In Wisconsin Saves Dozens Of Turtles Every Year

This town in Wisconsin is doing everything to help its turtle population! 

We don't often think about the dangers that turtles have to go through on a day-to-day basis but if they live near the highway, those dangers are very real. Perhaps that is why the Wisconsin Department of Transportation got together with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and came up with this innovative idea. Story via: Wisconsin Public Radio

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Disabled Man Climbs Out Of Wheelchair To Save a Kitten Stuck In Drain

This is the heartwarming moment a disabled Malaysian man climbed out of his wheelchair to rescue a kitten stranded in a filthy storm drain and turned into our hero. Story via: Paws Planet

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Woman Risks Her Life To Save Burnt Koala From The Australian Bushfire

Twitter is in tears after a video of a woman rescuing a badly burnt and wailing koala from a bushfire went viral. The koala was spotted crossing a road amongst the flames when a local woman, who told Nine News her name was Toni, rushed to the koala's aid, wrapping the animal in her shirt and pouring water over it. Toni then transported the injured koala to the nearby Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, a facility that is treating up to 15 affected koalas.   

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Cat Named Micky Was Stuck in a 90-Foot Tall Palm Tree For Two Weeks

Recently, a cat named Mikey got stuck in a 90-foot tall palm tree in the city of Pico Rivera in Los Angeles County. In total, he spent close to two weeks in the palm tree, which was in spite of various efforts to convince him to climb down on his own. "Just goes to show you, what goes up doesn't have to come down," Mikey's owner, Dolores Lopez, said. At least not right away.

Story Via: The Mercury News






 

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California Firefighters Rescued Ram, a Great Horned Owl, From Maria Fire

Some happier news to emerge from the blazes in California revolves around an injured great horned owl discovered by CAL FIRE in the ashes of the Maria Fire. Firefighters used a coat and took Ram to a wildlife rehabilitation group, where the bird will recover from its injuries.

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A Miracle: Dog Trapped Under Hurricane Dorian Rubble For Weeks Was Safely Rescued

A malnourished dog was pulled from rubble in the Bahamas weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the island, and his rescuers gave him a fitting name: Miracle. Big Dog Ranch Rescue used infrared drone technology and special recovery teams to locate and rescue dogs, including Miracle, well after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island. Miracle is now safe and recovering in Florida. Video via @CBSNews

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French Motorcyclist Saves a Scared Kitten On The Highway

A motorcyclist showed his softer side when he pulled over on the side of the road and ran to rescue a kitten with the help of another good Samaritan. In footage shared with social media, the motorcycle driver can be heard yelling "No" before he is joined by another man, who also spotted the kitten and pulled over. This is probably the best thing you'll see this week. 

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This Group of Tough Tattooed Bikers Rescues Suffering Animals From Abusive Pet Owners

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some even come covered in tattoos riding motorcycles. Imagine that: a roaming group of bikers who are not looking for trouble but rather for defenseless animals in need of their protection. Meet the gang of bikers with a heart of gold that likes to call themselves Rescue Ink.


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Welcome To The Kangaroo Sanctuary Of Central Australia

In 2015, Brolga, an Australian man who was living out in the bush with his family of kangaroos, decided to build a 188-acre sanctuary for kangaroos in Central Australia. His vision was to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned baby kangaroos back into the wild and to serve as a refuge for all kangaroos that have been raised by wildlife carers and cannot be released back into the wild due to injury and to provide them with good quality of life. 

Brolga was approached by the BBC UK in 2011 and was asked if he would be interested in making a documentary about his work with kangaroos. Brolga thought this would be a great way to raise more awareness about the plight of kangaroos orphaned by highway accidents and about kindness towards animals around the world. The BBC went on to make the documentary Kangaroo Dundee which was a huge success.  Kangaroo Dundee has just completed its third series which aired in 2016.  

On its Instagram page, the sanctuary shares some cute photos and videos of baby kangaroos. 

 

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Al Larson is a 97-year-old birdwatcher from Idaho who has built and placed more than 350 wooden nest boxes throughout the state's southwest. He started the project in the late 1970s after reading how important the shelters are to the survival of bluebirds. Today, at the age of 97, he is still at it. Larson monitors the little houses to record vital data about the number of eggs and nestlings. To date, Larson has helped fledge over 40,000 bluebirds. 


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Ken The Cat Is Promoting Stray Animals Safety in a Fun Light-Hearted Way

Ken the Cat is a brand by Steven Smith, a British graphic designer, who was inspired by his feline companion. With the motto "like most cats, he's a bit of an arseh*le," his illustrations make a very strong case for animal safety and rescue. Steven's drawings of Ken the Cat are quite humorous and unapologetic. The graphics are present on greeting cards, tote bags, phone cases, and mugs. With each purchase, consumers will make an impact on animal rescue centers as proceeds go toward supporting cats in need. For more, visit his Instagram page.  

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The Dedicated Wildlife Team At Kaziranga National Park Saved a Baby Rhino From Drowning in Floodwaters

With over 90% of Kaziranga National Park, home to the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, flooded, authorities have been battling to move the animals to higher ground. Monsoon rains and floods have affected millions of people across the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. Watch this epic rescue operation. 

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