A bush fire in Adelaide, Australia imperiled humans and animals alike this week. Jeremy, the young male koala pictured here, was the first bushfire victim to pass through the Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organization's wildlife clinic.

Photo Credit: Aaron Machado via AMWRRO

Via the organization's website:

A fantastic effort by four agencies (CFS, Native Animal Network, Fauna Rescue and AMWRRO) working together for the best outcome for Jeremy... Jeremy has been assessed and all four paws treated for second-degree partial thickness burns, he is doing very well and is in great spirits.


The bushfire, which was contained on Thursday, consumed more than 12,500 hectares of habitats and fauna, and also "destroyed or significantly damaged a total of 32 homes, 167 outbuildings, and four businesses."

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