2019 and early 2020 was a particularly devastating time, and the world grieved with Australia as it suffered through catastrophic bushfires, and an estimated loss of 1 billion animals from the diverse native wildlife. While the fires may have gone, the destroyed bushland has made it impossible for many of the displaced wildlife to return to their natural habitat.
In response, this year Australian firefighters have produced 6 unique calendars including 2 new versions. The new ‘Hero’ calendar honours the hard work of Australian firefighters throughout this crisis, while the new ‘Animal lovers’ calendar puts a diverse range of Australian Wildlife, adorable rescue and therapy animals and other iconic animal images in the spotlight.
Australian firefighters have released 6 new calendars!
The popular cat and dog calendars are returning, but with a bit of a twist. As Covid-19 restricted the access to many rescue animals, he Australian public were asked to bring their own rescued furry friends to the photoshoot to help create these calendars.
Cats and firefighters look so good together!
Australian firefighters and dogs
Just cute animals
Firefighters on duty
This year the popular ‘Animal Lovers’ Calendar will be more important than ever. The 2021 Animal Lovers calendar will play a vital role in treating injured wildlife from the recent fires. Funds from last year’s 2020 calendar helped pay for new equipment and supplies as for nearly 6 months, Dr Michael Pyne and his team of vets and volunteers worked around the clock to save streams of koalas, wombats, kangaroos and birdlife.
And, of course, cool firefighters with cool animals!
What can be better? Only video clip, showing the process!
This year the 2021 calendars will be donating to the native animal charities that are vital to supporting the fragile wildlife. One of these is the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, where Dr Stephen Van Mil and his team are building Australia’s first mobile Wildlife hospital, which will make it possible for the Mobile Hospital to be rushed to wherever the wildlife emergency is.
You can purchase the all 6 calendars at australianfirefighterscalendar.com.