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Woman reunited with brave koala she rescued from fire

Channel 9 News

The heartbreaking footage of Lewis the koala being rescued from fires near Port Macquarie has been seen by over a million people online. Today, the woman who rescued him was granted a visit to the koala hospital to see how he was recovering.

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Urgent koala mapping requested to gauge the impact of recent bushfires

Syndey Morning Herald

Tony Moore

Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has asked public servants for urgent koala habitat mapping to identify the worst-affected areas from the recent bushfires in Queensland and northern New South Wales.


Saving the Fire Victims Who Cannot Flee: Australia’s Koalas

New York Times
Livia Albeck

MELBOURNE, Australia — The victims were carried in one by one, their paws burned and fur singed, suffering from dehydration and fear. Their caretakers bandaged their wounds, swaddled them and laid them in baskets with the only thing that was familiar — the leaves of a eucalyptus tree.

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