Civilians and the Australian army are determined to help the injured koalas. The army also joined forces with the firefighter rescuers who are saving animals after the Australian wildfires.

While the firefighter rescues are saving the animals from certain death, the soldiers decided to provide better care to the koalas who lost their homes in the fires.

The army shared pictures on Facebook of soldiers feeding and cuddling koalas. These soldiers are from the South Australian Regiment and the Tasmania 16 Regiment. They ensure that the rescued koalas receive proper treatment and nutrients.

The army visited the Cleland Wildlife Park, South Australia during their rest time. They also went the Adelaide Hills to stop the fires from spreading in that region. Currently, 120 soldiers are deployed to Kangaroo Island to help in the aftermath of the wildfires. The number will rise to 600 in the upcoming days.

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These pictures show that even soldiers are compassionate. Although they must be exhausted from the war against the bushfires, they also want to help the survived koalas.

Many koalas died in the devastating bushfires. As a result, they may be on the verge of extinction. It is estimated that 80% of the koala population on Kangaroo Island has died in the wildfires.

Sussan Ley, the Minister of the Environment, said that the wildfires have killed thousands of koalas. Once the end of the wildfire, $50 million will be given to help the population regrowth.

A close observation of different koala habitations will be necessary. Ley said that this is mandatory and it will show whether koalas are ‘vulnerable’ to ‘endangered’ species or not.

Numerous rescue centers are going out of funds for necessary medical care. Also, foster families are needed in order to help rehabilitate injured koalas and kangaroos. If you can help, please contact your nearest rescue center.

Australian soldiers should be a motivation to us all. They have already shown they are compassionate and they even sacrificed their free time. and strength by sacrificing their resting time. We should all unite together and help the animals affected by the wildfires. Let’s show that humans can save wildlife from extinction!

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