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Koala mittens needed to help bushfire victims with burnt paws

Koala mittens needed to help bushfire victims with burnt paws

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is appealing for help for koalas injured in the South Australian and Victorian bushfires – in the form of mittens.

Slow-moving koalas have been the sad victims of bushfires in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales over the past week.

“We expect koalas may come into the care of wildlife groups as the fire grounds are opened up to rescuers searching for injured animals,” the IFAW said. “Already koalas have come into care in Victoria and in South Australia firefighters and members of the public are reported to have helped displaced and exhausted koalas by providing water and a respite from the heat.”

In NSW, most of an area of prime koala habitat (home to 35 of the area’s approximately 143 animals) was destroyed by fire at Pottsville on the Tweed Coast. Four koalas were reported rescued from this area, IFAW said.

The organisation is asking people to make and donate simple cotton mittens to help injured

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