Pouching joeys: Poles send blankets, bags to orphaned kangaroos

The wildfires that ravaged Australia on the turn of 2019 and 2020 orphaned many kangaroos who, as every little joey does, need warmth, preferably a bag in which they can grow. That is when Poles came to rescue.

The Australian kangaroos now live in bags that were made by volunteers of the southern Polish city of Katowice. As many as 300 kilogrammes of bags and blankets were sent to orphaned joeys in Australia.

The cost of sending out one package of these items amounts to over PLN 1,000 (EUR 233.23).

The international initiative boils down to the knitting of bags, pouches and blankets, which are much-needed goods in Australian animal shelters.

The items designed by volunteers were produced according to guidelines provided by the Australian animal shelter staff.

But kangaroos were not the only marsupials who received the aid. Brushtail possums, wallabies and opossums were not forgotten, thus, as a token of gratitude, one of the possums was named “Poland.” Long live Poland!