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Bolivia: Volunteer firefighters weave wool 'nests' for kangaroos and koalas rescued in Australia

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Cochabamba
January 24, 2020 at 17:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Volunteer firefighters from the Special Rescue Group (GEOS) in Cochabamba, Bolivia, have been weaving “nests” of wool for kangaroo and koalas rescued from the devastating wildfires in Australia.

Footage filmed on Thursday shows volunteers at the Cochabamba fire station weaving the bags that are intended to simulate the heat of the mothers of the orphaned young marsupials.

Many of the volunteers did not know how to weave and had to rely on internet tutorials and the knowledge of their peers: "This is something new for me, I did not know how to weave. I learned through tutorials and put it into practice and learned much more with the help of my peers," said David Cruz, one of the volunteers.

About 50 volunteers are part of this initiative, which has built about 80 "nests" in 12 days.

The aim is to send the wool bags to animal shelters in Australia so that they can shelter and comfort baby kangaroos and koalas.

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Volunteer firefighters from the Special Rescue Group (GEOS) in Cochabamba, Bolivia, have been weaving “nests” of wool for kangaroo and koalas rescued from the devastating wildfires in Australia.

Footage filmed on Thursday shows volunteers at the Cochabamba fire station weaving the bags that are intended to simulate the heat of the mothers of the orphaned young marsupials.

Many of the volunteers did not know how to weave and had to rely on internet tutorials and the knowledge of their peers: "This is something new for me, I did not know how to weave. I learned through tutorials and put it into practice and learned much more with the help of my peers," said David Cruz, one of the volunteers.

About 50 volunteers are part of this initiative, which has built about 80 "nests" in 12 days.

The aim is to send the wool bags to animal shelters in Australia so that they can shelter and comfort baby kangaroos and koalas.

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