A lady used the shirt off her again to rescue a badly burnt koala from the Australian bushfires.
The injured animal was seen struggling over burning bushland in New South Wales earlier than Toni Doherty ran up to it, bundling it within the shirt off her again, and dousing it with bottles of water.
She informed 9News: “He simply went straight into the flames, and I simply jumped out of the car and went straight to him.”
Ms Doherty named the koala Lewis after one in every of her grandchildren and took him to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
The hospital has informed 9News Lewis’ well being is “50-50”.
“His ft are fully burnt and he has burns to his chest and abdomen,” a spokesman mentioned.
“He has been bandaged and given antibiotics but will take a lot of looking after, if he pulls through.”
The koala, who’s 14-years-old, was later filmed consuming eucalyptus leaves as he recovered.
The hospital mentioned it has been inundated with injured animals as fires ravage New South Wales and Queensland. Hundreds of koalas have been killed to this point.
In Queensland, a Cattle Dog cross-breed named Bear, has been skilled to discover and save koalas and different small Australian marsupials caught up within the bushfires.
Six individuals have died in fires on the east coast in current weeks.