Bear the rescue dog honoured for saving koalas.💖
IFAW x USC koala detection dog, Bear, fans will be excited to hear that he recently starred in an episode of Dog Jobs Australia!💖
Bear was trained in Australia at the University of the Sunshine Coast, where their Detection Dogs for Conservation team taught the former rescue dog to use his heightened sense of smell to hunt out the injured koalas among the ashes.
Dogs are great partners for conservation. Their noses are invaluable and effective in helping find and collect data on species in need.
It cuts the effort and time substantially, and as you can tell with Bear, when there’s a will, there’s a way.
Previously, he had found himself in an animal shelter after his former owners gave him up due to behavior issues caused by his “boundless energy and obsessive enthusiasm for play.
We think Bear really deserved this award because he’s been such a good boy in helping us find and rescue a lot of koalas, especially during the bushfires
He works throughout the year to help us in our job to make a better and safer place for koalas.
Thanks so much for showing me hard at work 🐨
Bear’s incredible story went viral, 💖
In a ceremony held in the UK House of Lords last month, Bear, age 6, received the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW).
We think Bear deserves to get this accolade. He’s been a great person, helping us find and save a lot of koalas, especially during the ‘wil.dfi.res’
Bear helped to find koalas in need of medical treatment during the 2019-2020 bushfires.
Thanks to his hard work, a lot of koalas were saved, and extra pets and play time were provided as an additional award for the good boy!
He is always happy to give a paw to find koalas as part of the Detection Dogs for Conservation’s other research activities.
Stay safe bear we are always thinking about you and your wonderful work saving koala 🐨
Bless You For Your Love & Caring! ❤️