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Wildlife critically injured in South Australian bushfires

Narla recovering from her procedure.
Narla recovering from her procedure. www.amwrro.org.au

WHILE residents living in South Australian towns ravaged by this week's bushfires have escaped injury, the local wildlife has not been so lucky.

Dozens of badly burned koalas, possums and echidnas have been rescued and taken to wildlife carers around the Port Lincoln area where the worst blaze hit.

Native animals are receiving round-the-clock care at Adelaide's AMWRRO Centre where the critically injured koalas were flown to on Wednesday.

Pictures of one koala, wrapped in bandages with a drip in her arm, have gone viral on social networking sites.

Christened Narla by her AMWRRO carers, the young female received burns to all four of her paws, ears and a small section on her nose.

The bushfires blackened more than 1800 hectares of land in the lower Eyre Peninsula and destroyed 14 cabins at a holiday park.

Topics:  bushfire, koalas, wildlife




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