An orphaned kangaroo in Australia has taken the world by storm after it was snapped taking relief in his favorite teddy bear.
Keep scrolling to see the heart-touching images, and to read about the sheer range of the destruction created by the deadly bushfires .
Australia is being crossed by one of the most damaging bush fire crises the world has seen in decades.
Due to warm temperatures and one of the most serious droughts in years, the constant fires have been continued since September.
New South Wales is experiencing immensely at the time.
There have been fires recorded in every state, but New South Wales is truly taking a beating by bush fires and is unquestionably the hardest hit.
More than 5,000 structures have been damaged.
NSW announced a situation of emergency last month.
And it’s not just the flames themselves that are producing dangerous outcomes…
Last month, the gas was so bad in Sydney that air condition estimated eleven times the “hazardous” level, CNN reports.
The flames have also had a devasting influence on wildlife.
Many of Australia’s native species have been affected including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, possums, wombats, and echidnas.
Over one billion animals have died.
CBS News states that it is now estimated that over one billion mammals, birds, and reptiles have perished since September.
It is simply disastrous.
So many innocent creatures have perished as a result of the constant flames.
And truly unbearable stories have been emerging from the destruction…
Like this koala, who was seen sat along the side of a pool, grieving his friend who had tragically die to the smoke.
And we totally remember Lewis the koala…
Lewis was found fighting in the burning bush and was protected by a heroic woman who dedicated her own clothes to protect the animal from the deadly fires.
However, despite his rescuer’s best attempts…
The Port Macquarie hospital which has been taking care of koalas saved from the NSW bushfires has sorrowfully confirmed that Lewis has died from his wounds after his rescue made global headlines. R.I.P little guy! #Lewis
The hospital that was caring for the wounded animals shared the news, writing:
“We recently posted that ‘burns injuries can get worse before they get better’. In Ellenborough Lewis’s case, the burns did get worse, and unfortunately would not have gotten better.”
And, for those animals that were fortunate enough to endure…
for those who don’t know, koalas have been declared environmentally EXTINCT, because so many died as a consequence of Australia’s bushfire condition. the media needs to step up and start producing awareness to the lives that are being lost both human and wildlife #AUSTRALIANBUSHFIRES
It’s feared that huge amounts of compassionate assistance will be expected to get populations anywhere close back to what they used to be.
All in all, sad times.
Things aren’t seeming great for the animals of Australia, and a long and grueling road to healing lies ahead.
So, in during times like these…
It’s constantly necessary to concentrate on the positive stories in order to reflect a little light against the dark times.
So many creatures have been saved by brave and hard-working volunteers…
And many heartwarming stories have been surfacing of the charming survivors.
And the newest one may be the most lovable yet…
An orphaned kangaroo at a sanctuary in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales becomes viral after a photo of him hugging a teddy bear was posted to Twitter.
Tim Beshara, an adviser to the Greens party, shared the story of Doodlebug, an orphan kangaroo who his mom had brought in to care for and nurse back to health, to his Twitter page.
“He may have fallen out of his mother’s pouch,” Beshara told the Daily Mail. “He was a couple of months old when he was passed onto my mother’s wildlife company WIRES. She has since nursed him back to health and he is now hopping around the forest and coming back for the occasional feeding or cuddle.”
But Doodlebug (Kangaroo) has got most of his comfort in one thing…
A teddy bear.
Tim’s mom thought to offer the orphaned kangaroo she was caring for a little bit of additional comfort, so she hung teddy bears in the back yard for them to play with and cuddle.
And very infrequently he lets his cuddly friend go away.
“They seem to respond to the toys much in the same way as a toddler,” Beshara said. “They treat it as a companion.”
It’s great to see some of the survivors finding happiness once again.