Moving moment veterinarian hands over a plush teddy bear to a lost koala mother in the Australian forest fires
Moving moment that an orphan koala embraces a teddy bear after she has lost her mother in forest fires
- Video shows that koala hugs a teddy bear after being rescued by caregivers
- The survivor nestles into the soft toy and wraps his arm around it in a bear’s hug
- The koala became an orphan after forest fires were swept through regional Victoria
- The video was shared by an American veterinarian who had come to help during fires
A veterinarian shared a video of the moving moment when a koala lost by its mother embraced a gray teddy bear in the forest fires.
The orphan bag was rocked by a woman in a veterinary practice when the toy was held in front of the koala.
She grabbed the soft toy and sniffed it with his face at a soft moment that showed instinct to seek comfort with what it thought was an adult koala.
The young marsupial had just lost its own mother in the forest fires in southwest Victoria.
The video was captured by American veterinarian Paul Ramos, who had come to Australia to help treat the animals caught in the forest fires, and shared it on Instagram.
“Unfortunately, this little girl just lost her mother. People and nature: really, we are all connected and can and must do better, “he wrote.
The koala grabs the soft toy, nibbles it with his face after she has just lost her own mother in the devastating forest fires
“To the caretakers, the local community and veterinarians who will intervene to care for her and hopefully release her again.”
The video was filmed on Sunday, February 2 in Koroit, near Warrnambool in southwest Victoria.
At the beginning of January, fires burned more than 1000 hectares in the UNESCO world heritage site of Budj Bim.
The video was made by the American veterinarian Paul Ramos, who came from the other side of the planet to help the animals affected by the recent forest fires