We know that one of the endemic species most affected by the devastating fires in Australia has been the koalas, who saw their habitat destroyed and who have starred, along with good humans, videos in which they manage to save themselves from the flames or pray for Water and help.
One of those koalas was Billy, who went viral for his tender -and sad photos- where his legs appeared bandaged after being rescued and hospitalized and who, it was reported, failed to survive because of the severity of his injuries.
Billy was rescued from the flames in Kenton Valley. He had serious burns on his four legs and on his tailbone. Although their caregivers did not give up, this week they announced the death of the small marsupial.
Dear Billy did not reach the end of his recovery journey. He was doing very well, until one day, he just wasn’t anymore.
Early one morning, when the sun came out and the birds began to sing, he closed his beautiful eyes and went to sleep, “you can read in the Instagram post, by Adelaide & Hills Koala Rescue, which so far, according to his page, they have rescued 1300 koalas.
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⬅️ swipe 💙 Meet Billy 😍 Billy was brought out of the bushfire zone on Monday, with four burned paws. He’ll be in care for some time while his paws heal, and having daily dressing changes and treatments at the vets. He’s a very trusting and gentle soul, and his carers are head over heels in love with him ❤️🐨💙 . .🐨 To contribute to care for the victims of this tragedy, please see the link in our bio 🙏🐨🍃 . . . ***Please do NOT enter the fire grounds looking for injured wildlife. SAVEM will be deployed and are trained and equipped to deal with the injuries the animals may have and the fire ground dangers that still exist after the fire has passed through.*** . . If you see an orphaned, sick or injured koala please call @1300koalaz on 1300 562529 24/7. . . #koala #koalasofinstagram #koalarescue #babykoala #australia #rescue #australiananimals #wildlifecarers #abcmyphoto #cute #love #visitaustralia #koalababy #adelaide #southaustralia #koalalove #savethekoalas #koalarescue #marsupials #koala🐨 #koalas #koalajoey #helpthekoalas #australiannature #australianwildlife #savethekoala #koalabear #australia #bushfires #cudleecreek #bushfireappeal #fundraiser @abcadelaide @abcnews_au @thetiser @abcaustralia @bbcnews