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Crafters Unite: Patterns Needed For Australia Animal Rescue (Complete Guide)

Spread the word -- we all can help in more ways than one! 

With the Australian fires claiming nearly half a million animal lives, there are thousands (if not millions) more that are injured and in need of certain suppliers from those who sew!

Pouches, koala mittens, bat wraps and carry bags -- the provided patterns listed below are the items that Australia is in dire need of!  

If you were looking to help the animals in need and didn't know how -- this is your chance! 

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Open Your Heart: Here's How You Can Help Australian Fire Wildlife Victims

The horrific brushfires in Southern Australia are still raging on — displacing thousands of people, wiping out millions of acres, destroying hundreds of homes and killing almost half a billion total mammals, birds and reptiles, since it sparked in September.
With strong winds and high temperatures expected to come in, officials are warning residents that they could create incredibly dangerous conditions — even worse than past weeks. 

With all these horrifying outcomes, you may be wondering how you can help. 

So here are some wildlife charities and organizations you can show your love and donate to during this devastating time.   


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Steve Irwin's Family Saved Over 90,000 Animals From Raging Australia Bushfires

We're positive Steve himself would be BEYOND proud of how hard his family is working to save the animals from this devastating fire in Australia. 

The fire in Australia has taken so much wildlife with it's destruction. However, not all hope is lost. Hope can be found in the Irwin name, where it can always be found. 

The legendary "Crocodile Hunter" has quite the incredible family who have dedicated their lives to continuing the family legacy as "wildlife warriors." And they are certainly living up to it. 

Thousands of Australians have been stepping up to save their land, whether that be volunteering to confront the waves of fire, donating to animal hospitals and charities, or working nonstop to mitigate the effects of the disaster. And among these incredible Australias is Bindi Irwin, Steve Irwin's daughter.

Story via TheMindUnleashed


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Devastating News: Half A Billion Animals Have Perished In Australian Bushfires

It's hard to share such devastating news. 

It has been reported that nearly 500 million animals have perished since the start of the raging fires. 

500 million. That's half a billion. 

According to the University of Sydney, ecologists now estimate 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have tragically been lost since September. 

Entire species of plants and animals are endangered of being completely wiped out. 

If you're unsure just how insanely large this fire really is, The Guardian has published an interactive map stating the scale of the fire is 1.5 times the size of Belgium, just to give some perspective. 

We pray this horror ends soon without any more damage to the wildlife. 

Story via NZHerald

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After the devastating fire that rampaged Australia, The Rescue Collective, a Brisbane-based wildlife charity, described the situation as "a wildlife apocalypse."

Sadly, it is feared that thousands of Koalas have died in the blaze, and others from injures caused by the blaze. 

But the people of Australia are doing their best to save the endangered koalas to the best of their efforts. 

In this video,  you witness cyclists who have stopped in their tracks to give a parched koala some much-needed water. After giving water from seven bottles to the animal, the group cycled home thirsty in 40 degree heat. 

A little bit of kindness goes a long way. We're thankful for those who are doing what they can to help these defenseless creatures and hope it inspires others to do good in their neighborhoods, as well! 

Story via DW News


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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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The Awww Factor: a Dog High Jump Competition In Australia

Little Gus, Digger and Bandit are among the dogs wagging their tails at the Huon Show dog high jump in Tasmania, Australia. As friends and newly-won fans cheered on, it wasn't all about which pooch could jump highest, but instead, just giving it your best go.

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Happy Ending For Jimmy The Dog After Falling 15 Meter Down a Cliff in Australia

Jimmy the dog fell down a cliff-face at Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia. Fortunately for the stranded adventurer, help was on the way. It is worth mentioning, at this point, that Jimmy was still wagging his tail when rescue crews managed to reach him.

Video via @julianprice_

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Photos From The Zoo: Baby Koala Wearing a Cast After Falling From a Tree

Aww. Let's try that again — Awwwwww.

At 150 days old and less than 500 grams, This tiny orphaned koala looks breathtakingly small. Actually, she should have still been in her mother's pouch but she was brought to Werribee Open Range Zoo by a wildlife carer three weeks ago after she fell from a tree in a Blue-gum plantation area. Sadly, her mom didn't survive and an external veterinarian had already made the difficult decision to euthanize her. 

According to National Geographic, female koalas carry their offspring inside their pouches for up to six months, but because of the unfortunate circumstances, this female joey does not have that privilege.

The baby koala is now recovering well but will it will take a year of careful monitoring before hopefully being returned to the wild. 

Story via: Metro

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Big Fat "Nope" Creatures From The Land Down Under

This is nightmare fuel to the max! Is there any part of Australia that is like...safer than normal? We're seriously asking. 

This list of creatures is only for the strong. Safe to say, not for us. 

So Australia, it will be a hard "nope" once again from us. 

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The 2020 Australian Firefighters Calendar Is Filled With Cute Animals

This year, the firefighters of Australia didn't focus on cats only. There's also Dog Calander, Horse calendar, wildlife calendar, and farm animal calendar. We have brought you the finest collection from all. 

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This Dalmatian Gave Birth To 19 Puppies And Broke The World Record

Remember the 101 Dalmatians film? After watching that as a child, I would fantasize about rolling around in a pile of puppies as they frolicked around me. Sounds like a fantasy, right? Well a woman in Australia is living this dream after her pet dalmatian gave birth to 19 puppies, breaking the world record for the number of puppies born in one litter. And the pictures are ridiculously cute.

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Kangaroos Hopping Around In Snow Prove The World's Gone Crazy: 10 GIFS and Images

It's official now: the world has started to get a bit whacky. We have been seeing hints of this for a while, as feral hogs took over the minds of innocent Twitter denizens; I don't think Trump has been doing much to help the situation; and surely this 50 meter long penis near Geelong, Australia isn't normal (what's going on Australia?). My point is, weird things are happening. And they got even weirder when a video emerged of a mob of kangaroos hopping around on the snow. Wait - what? Snow? Australia? Kangaroos? Something is wrong. 


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Robert Irwin shares Incredible Side-By-Side Photos of Him And His Dad 15 Years Apart

The Crocodile Hunter's son is following in his iconic footsteps. Robert Irwin shared a photo of himself feeding a crocodile named Murray, in the same place his dad fed the croc 15 years earlier, and it made fans a little emotional.

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