Heart-wrenching moment, a wounded koala emerges from a furious forest fire before a passer-by gives him water and bundles it into a blanket
- Images were recorded of a koala that emerged from NSW forest fires this week
- The injured animal appears to be limping and has pieces of burnt fur
- A passer-by can see how he pours water over the animal before taking it to a vet
- More than 100 forest fires still burn over NSW and QLD
- In NSW, more than 1000 firefighters and 90 aircraft are fighting the fire
Images have emerged of the moment a koala comes out of a bushfire on a highway before it is rescued by a passerby.
The video was recorded this week as a bushfire got out of hand near the town of Long Flat in New South Wales.
The injured marsupial seemed to be limping and large pieces of fur were sung.
In the images the local woman can pour bottles of water on the animal before she scooped it up in a blanket.
Footage has emerged the moment a koala comes out of a bushfire on a highway before it is rescued by a passerby
The images show a passer-by who pours bottles of water on the animal before scooping it up in a blanket
An estimated no fewer than 350 koalas died in the recent Australian forest fires.
This koala has been brought to a local vet by the passerby and is expected to fully recover.
From Tuesday, 54 fires will burn over NSW with more than 1000 firefighters and 90 planes fighting the fire.
In Queensland, 70 wildfires are currently burning throughout the state.
Everyone who finds an injured animal is encouraged to take it to a veterinarian.
If the injury is not serious but the animal cannot return to its habitat, Wires Wildlife Rescue can be called at 1300 094 737 or go to threads.org.au and complete the online form.
This koala has been brought to a local vet by the passerby and is expected to fully recover
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