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Woman gives shirt off her back to save koala caught in bush fire

LONG FLAT, Australia – A woman gave the shirt off her back to save a singed koala from one of the bush fires that’s currently ravaging eastern Australia.

The wailing koala can be seen crossing a road, seemingly stuck in the flames, until the woman rushes in and uses her shirt to grab the marsupial.

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She washes off some of the koala’s burns and gives the animal water before getting a car and taking the koala to a nearby hospital that specializes in treating koalas, according to CNN.

A report from the New York Post said the koala is in good condition following the rescue.

Koalas are listed as vulnerable, according to Australia’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

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An estimated 350 koalas have been killed as a result of more than 80 bush fires that are burning in Australia, CNN reported.


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