Australia is in the center of the world’s attention now, being devastated by the raging fires that keep raging throughout massive parts of its territory.
Keli, the koala, weighed less than 10 pounds then and was spotted lying abandoned on the ground. Yet, it was rescued and brought to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, and months later, after its recovery, it will be returned back into the wild.
Environment minister Sussan Ley confirmed that up to 30% of the habitat of koalas has been destroyed by the bushfires, but the situation will be properly assessed after the fires calmed own. She added. The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital has been dedicated to saving as many koalas as possible during the crisis. It launched a GoFundMe page titled Help Thirsty Koalas Devastated by Recent Fires, which has managed to raise over USD 1.6 million, which is a record in terms of funds received for an Australian entity.