This saucy 2021 calendar depicts hunky Australian firefighters posing with some of the most adorable animals their continent has to offer.
The world’s most popular calendar, now in its 28th year, is back and after the time we have all had, the Australian Firefighters Calendar is certainly a sight for sore eyes.
Firefighters are photographed with all manner of cute critters from heart-melting dogs and cats to the ‘Animal lovers’ calendar, that shows Australia’s well-known native creatures such as koala bears and kangaroos.
Setting out to brighten the doom and gloom of the last eight months, all proceeds will be donated to the native animal charities that are vital to supporting the fragile wildlife.
The world mourned as Australia suffered catastrophic bushfires in 2019 and early 2020 with an estimated loss of 1billion animals from the diverse native wildlife.
While the fires may have gone, the devastated bushland has made it impossible for many of the displaced wildlife to return to their natural habitat.
One of the centres to benefit, is the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, where Dr Stephen Van Mil and his team, are building Australia’s first mobile Wildlife hospital.
It is designed so the mobile hospital can be rushed to wherever the wildlife emergency is.
David Rogers, director of the Australian Firefighters Calendar, said: “Coronavirus was never going to stop us from bringing smiles to faces across the world.
“You will see all your favourite Australian firefighters with every variety of animal we could photograph, from koalas and kangaroos, to rescue kittens and rottweiler puppies. We have got something for everyone!
“No one was left unaffected watching our precious wildlife trying to escape from the bushfires, and the loss of wildlife is beyond comprehension.
“Everyone at the Australian Firefighters Calendar decided that all our efforts needed to be focussed on the wildlife this year.
“This year our popular Animal Lovers Calendar will be more important than ever. It 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 six months.
“Dr Michael Pyne, head vet at Currumbin Wildlife hospital, and his team of vets and volunteers, worked around the clock to save streams of koalas, wombats, kangaroos and birdlife.
“As you hang your 2021 calendars on your wall and turn to January 2021, it’s a great reminder that next year is going to be a fresh start for everyone.”
You can purchase all six calendars at www.australianfirefighterscalendar.com