Miraculous transformation of baby koala rescued from Australian fires
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The year began with terrible news from Australia: Fires engulfed the Green continent, depriving many animals of food and habitats. Fortunately, rescue organizations are working hard in the country to help the animals of the victims of the fire. Among other stories related to the Australian fires, the story of the rescue of a tiny koala named Keli is perhaps the most touching. He was rescued from the burning forest by a brave dog, after whom the baby was named.
Baby koala Keli (Keli) got his nickname in honor of the dog that carried him out of the burning Australian forest. A brave dog smelled a cub near the coastal town of Port Macquarie, which is located on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales. The terrified baby, who was left without parents, was taken to the koala rescue center, where they immediately began to restore his health.
When he was rescued, the cub weighed only 275 grams. In addition to stress, he also suffered from a severe fungal infection, from which most of his fur fell out. The staff of the center is optimistic — they plan to release Keli into the wild as soon as he gains strength. But first he has to gain weight up to 2.5 kg and get stronger after the experience.
As it turned out later, Keli turned out to be a real fighter. With the help of caring specialists, he quickly defeated the fungal infection, grew fur and grew up. Now his weight is about a kilogram — he is still far from full recovery, but almost halfway successfully passed! Look at how Keli has transformed.
The koala population has suffered greatly due to the fires raging in Australia. In the New South Wales region alone, approximately 30 percent of the entire population of these marsupial bears died — taking into account that more than 30 percent of their habitat was destroyed during the fires. The exact figures are still unclear, but local rescuers are trying to save the lives of everyone who can be saved.