Woman endangers herself to rescue scorched koala from Australian bushfire

Reuters

Posted at Nov 20 2019 06:41 PM

A woman rescued a badly burnt and wailing koala from an Australian bushfire on Tuesday.

The marsupial was spotted crossing a road amongst the flames near Long Flat in New South Wales (NSW).

A local woman, who told Australia's Nine News her name was Toni, rushed to the koala's aid, wrapping the animal in her shirt and a blanket and pouring water over it.

She said she would transport the injured koala to the nearby Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

The country's koala populations have been a major victim of the flames, with more than 350 of the marsupials feared killed in a major habitat.

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