Who can resist helping a marsupial? Lovable mammals that are typically carried in a pouch (e.g., koala bears, possums, and kangaroo pouches), marsupials are mostly found in Australia and New Zealand. When disaster strikes through illness or injury, Australia's Wildlife Victoria jumps into action. The group helps more than 50,000 injured, sick and orphaned animals annually through various emergency response services. One of these services is to provide orphaned marsupials with knitted replacement pouches.
When the mother of a joey dies — "joey" is the name for any marsupial baby — the joey suddenly loses its comfy home in mom's pouch. That's detrimental to the joey's development, so Wildlife Victoria asks volunteers to knit marsupial pouches with sewn cotton liners that can be used to warm and comfort the joeys. If you knit but are not great with a needle and thread, simply knit the pouch and buddy up with a friend who can produce the liners.