G & # 39; day, mates! Prince William and Kate Middleton rave about the "cute" Grace the Koala in a video call with Kangaroo Island, Australia, to learn more about the effects of the forest fires
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to people on Kangaroo Island, Australia
- I heard how 48% of the island was hit by the bush fires earlier this year
- Kate and William appeared in excellent spirits and were introduced to a koala
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were introduced to an adorable koala during a video call to learn about the ongoing effects of the Australian wildfires.
Prince William and Kate Middleton spoke to them last week Local business owners and first responders from Kangaroo Island, South Australia to learn how residents, wildlife and the local economy were affected when the island was ravaged by bushfires in January.
Kate, 38, beaming in a favorite yellow Dolce & Gabbana dress, beamed when wildlife park owner Dana Mitchell held a koala named Grace near the camera for the royal couple to see.
"Oh look!" She said when Grace was brought out of her enclosure. & # 39; So cute. & # 39;
The smiling Prince William, 38, leaned toward the screen to get a better look at her furry special guest and said, “She looks like she's being very well looked after. Grace looks like she's had a very good life there. & # 39;
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were introduced to an adorable koala during a video call to learn about the ongoing effects of the Australian wildfires. 38-year-old Kate beamed when wildlife park owner Dana Mitchell cradled a koala Joey near the camera for the royal couple to see
Dana provided vital care to hundreds of animals injured in the fires and spoke about how the island's wildlife has been affected. In the picture, the couple is introduced to a koala when they call
Dana introduced the animal and said, “So this is Grace. She came in about a month ago now. She gains weight pretty well and loves her bottle and sleeps all the time. & # 39;
Providing vital care to hundreds of animals injured in the fires, Dana spoke about how the island's wildlife has been affected, including the devastating impact on the koala population, and the work being done to bring rescued animals back in bringing back the wilderness and restoring its natural habitats.
Approximately 48 percent of Kangaroo Island was affected by bush fires for several weeks, resulting in the loss of two lives and significant damage to residents' homes and livelihoods.
During the call, the Duke of Cambridge said, “It's fantastic to hear, as always, about the community spirit in Australia that Catherine and I will see when we get down there. Aussies are very good at taking care of each other and it is fantastic to see you all pull together. & # 39;
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to business owners and local residents on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, about the ongoing effects of the January forest fires
Capt. Mike Swayne, who fought the fires as a volunteer with the South Australian Fire Department for five weeks, explained the difficulties faced by the first responders on the call, including weather conditions and the speed at which the fires spread.
Prince William and Kate also heard about the work of a task force set up by the Australian Defense Force as part of the national response to assist local emergency services and affected communities in South Australia.
The Duke and Duchess praised the efforts of all those who had worked to fight the spread of the fire and to protect the island's inhabitants under the most difficult circumstances.
The January bush fires also resulted in the loss of thousands of animals and widespread damage to their habitats on Kangaroo Island, one of Australia's most important nature reserves.