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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: An as yet unnamed seven month-old Northern Koala joey clings to his mother Tara after emerging from her pouch at Sydney Wildlife World July 31, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. The zoo has recently had three koala's give birth to joeys, who have up until recently been mostly living in their mothers pouches, and suckling on milk. The Northern Koala species - a mammal - is on the vulnerable list of animals in New South Wales. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

This 6 year old Hingham boy has more ambition than many of us adults.  Owen Colley was so hurt by the news of the animals dying in Australia because of the wildfires there that he wanted to do something about it.  “We’re making little, clay koalas to help the animals that have been hurt by the Australian brush fires,” explained Owen Colley.

His goal was to raise $5,000 and as of this morning, Owen has raised over $84,000.

To donate to Owen’s Gofundme and get your own sculptured koala made by Owen himself, CLICK HERE