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Sun Jan 12, 2020, 09:33 PM

This is Bear - a good boy who helps to detect koalas




Australia's koala bear population has been hit particularly hard, as the tree-dwellers cannot quickly run or fly from the approaching flames like other animals.

Bear had already been trained to sniff out the koalas, by a research team that studies them. Now those researchers are relying on Bear to find koalas, so they can take them out of harm's way.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-jan-10-2020-1.5421935/meet-bear-the-sniffer-dog-trained-to-find-koalas-threatened-by-australia-s-bushfires-1.5421937

The koalas are endangered and although Bear is helping, his handler admitted that what he's doing is only "a drop in the bucket." Other dogs have been trained but the devastation is so vast that they need more help.

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Duppers Jan 12 OP
tblue37 Jan 12 #1
BigmanPigman Jan 12 #2
Duppers Jan 12 #3
Bayard Jan 12 #4

Response to Duppers (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 09:35 PM

1. K&R for a good boy. nt

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 10:14 PM

2. Glad to see protective booties on his paws.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 10:36 PM

3. I noted that too. ☺

Poor wild critters suffer.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 11:56 PM

4. Australian Shepherds are about the smartest breed out there

And relentless about their jobs. What a good Bear!

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