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New York City Is Filled With Cute Stuffed Koalas Encouraging People To Donate To Australia (23 Pics)
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New York City Is Filled With Cute Stuffed Koalas Encouraging People To Donate To Australia (23 Pics)

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As the wildfires in Australia continue, many people are trying to raise money to help them out as best they can. Researchers at the University of Sydney estimate that 1 billion animals have died across the burned-out country already. However, this number doesn’t include insects or invertebrates so the loss is even bigger.

More info: Instagram | gofundme.com

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In New York City, a fundraising organization called “Koalas of NYC” is placing these adorable, cuddly animals in plushy form all over the city. The stuffed toys have a tag attached to them so that you could easily donate by scanning the QR code and help save all the stranded animals in Australia. They are placed around in all kinds of places – attached to light poles on Brooklyn Bridge, to fences in Central Park and they even visited a firefighter station. Their goal is simple, to minimize the damage the fire has caused by helping out the animals in need. “Right now, our staff, qualified experts and volunteers are working around the clock to ensure that as many native animals as possible receive the ongoing care, supplementary food, and recovery they need. This includes koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, possums, echidnas, birds, reptiles and more.” – They said on their GoFundMe campaign.

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“There is an immediate need to locate, rescue and care for injured animals,” – one of their goals is to help animal species who lost their habitats and natural food sources survive. Their population is affected greatly because they lost their home and it will take a long time for them to recover and that’s why many animals could go extinct if the right actions are not taken.

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“Koalas of NYC” has received many donations from communities, businesses, organizations, high profile celebrities. They have almost reached their goal of 15k dollars. Please consider donating to this cause, they need all the help they can get. Millions of amazing people have already chipped in, let’s get through this tragedy together.

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Radio City Music Hall

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Washington Square Park

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Central Park

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Columbus Circle

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Flat Iron District

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Herald Square Park

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Fulton Street Station

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Financial District

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FDNY Engine 7, Ladder 1, Battalion 1

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My name is Aelita and I have been an Editor for Bored Panda since 2019. I spend my days working with my amazing team and making articles the best they can be. Fantasy and magic have always ruled over my world, from movies to TV shows, to Video Games to tabletop games like Dungeos and Dragons, I try to find magic in every part of my life. Writing is a big part of me too, I hope to publish a fantasy novel one day. I also enjoy playing guitar and singing, as music always help me to get in a great mood. I have an adorable German Shepherd named Hela and we get into all kinds of adventures together.

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A Water Bottle
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is great! It’s awesome that someone’s trying to help, but always double check that whatever place you’re donating to donates 100% of the money. chillchill posted a link below that donates directly to Australia. Anything will help so please donate.

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Night Owl
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great idea! I hope it worked and moved people to donate

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A Water Bottle
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is great! It’s awesome that someone’s trying to help, but always double check that whatever place you’re donating to donates 100% of the money. chillchill posted a link below that donates directly to Australia. Anything will help so please donate.

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Night Owl
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great idea! I hope it worked and moved people to donate

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