Missouri S&T student offers handmade help for Australia’s orphaned animals

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As summer rains extinguish the bush fires that have ravaged Australia since September 2019 and have killed an estimated one billion animals, rescuers are keeping orphaned kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, bandicoots and other animals comfortable in pouches, wraps and nests handmade by crafters from around the world. One of those crafters is Laurie Gilson of Olathe, Kansas, a third-year student in mechanical and metallurgical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.