The story of the koala detection dog that is rescuing koalas during the vicious Australian bushfires has now reached Tom Hanks. He is the newest fan of Bear, the koala detection dog, and was so moved by the amazing work that Bear was doing that Tom Hanks wants Disney to make a film about Bear and his noble koala rescue mission.
Bear, who was abandoned as a puppy because of his Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), has now found his calling rescuing injured and lost koalas trapped in the blazing Australian wildfires. Tom Hanks first got to know about Bear when he was reading tweets for the handle 'Twitter Movies' and immediately felt that Bear's story absolutely deserves a Disney movie.
This is Bear. He was abandoned as a puppy due to his OCD, but quickly found a new life as a koala detection dog. As wildfires devastate Australia’s east coast, Bear is doing his best to locate any injured or misplaced koalas. He’s their unexpected savior, and our thirteenth 15/10 pic.twitter.com/dWe8tWbEJo— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) November 21, 2019
Bear belongs to the International Fund for Animal Welfare Australia (IFAW). He is taken good care of by his handlers at the centre for Detection Dogs for Conservation. A dog has a sense of smell that is almost 10,000 times stronger than humans. The IFAW usually trains formerly-sheltered, highly-active dogs -- who may otherwise never be adopted -- to sniff out koalas. The dog's detection skills are usually used to find individual animals and to help conservationists maintain the ecosystem. But due to the violent bushfires in Australia, they are now used to find injured koalas that may have somehow survived the blaze.
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