Blog: Superhero Maya Protects Koalas


Man’s best friend is protecting Australia’s koalas by saving their dwindling habitat.

Having been on death row, Maya, a Border Collie cross rescued from the SPCA, is determined to protect koalas by finding their habitat before developers destroy it.

It’s a high-stakes race and this four-legged rock-star of a dog is protecting nature in Queensland and NSW 200 times faster than humans can.

Maya is the world’s first koala sniffer dog and when she smells koala scat wild forests are saved.

All animal species, including humans, share an inseparable bond.

Over 150 years ago, a Skye Terrier named Bobby sat on his master’s grave for 14 years mourning his loss.

When renowned conservationist and elephant whisperer Anthony Lawrence died, two distinct African elephant herds walked single filed for more than 12 hours to say goodbye to the man they loved.

At least twice in recorded history honeybees from the U.K. and the U.S. have attended their beekeeper’s funerals.

The collective consciousness of the animal kingdom is phenomenal.

Give a gift of life; please support your local SPCA.

Join Earth Dr. Reese Halter is his crusade to protect nature by watching Earth Calling SOS. His latest book is “Shepherding the Sea: The Race to Save our Oceans.”