Australian Soldiers Care For Koalas Displaced By Bushfires During Their Time Off

Even though the Australian wildfires are under control now, there is still so much work left to do make sure that the animals and environment is safe.

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3,000 reserve soldiers from the Australian army has joined forces with firefighters to help recovering injured koalas. They soldiers have been working continuously under tough conditions for weeks and deserve a rest, but some troops have dedicated their breaks to help care for displaced koalas.


Latest photos shared by the 9th Brigade of the Australian Army of their soldiers from the 16 Regiment Emergency Support Force bottle-feeding koalas at the Cleland Wildlife Park.

Heartwarming images show the kind men and women nursing koalas during feeding time with the cute creatures all bundled up in blankets in the soldiers’ arms as they are being fed through syringes.


“16 Regiment Emergency Support Force have been using their rest periods to lend a helping hand at the Cleland Wildlife Park, supporting our furry friends during feeding time and by building climbing mounts inside the park,” reads the Facebook post. “A great morale boost for our hard working team in the Adelaide Hills.”

16 Regiment Emergency Support Force have been using their rest periods to lend a helping hand at the Cleland Wildlife…

Posted by 9th Brigade – Australian Army on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Not only have they been helping at the wildlife center, they have also been clearing away burnt debris, hosting community benefits, offering emotional support to affected Australians, and tidying up residential properties.

Thankfully the heavy rains in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory has helped put off more than 30 of the region’s the active bushfires, officials say the downpour could also put off the rest of the fires by the weekend.

The situation has caused flooding across the provinces, but the NSW Rural Fire Service say they are “over the moon” because the rainfall has helped them fight better against the bushfires.