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Koalas return home to sanctuary following Australian bushfires

Koalas return home to sanctuary following Australian bushfires

The Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland are recovering from devastating bushfires, 9 News reported. On Thursday, six koalas have returned to home at last.

Koalas were evacuated from a wildlife reserve during the Australian bushfires. These mammals were among many of the animals taken into safety during the period of the fires, which raged across NSW, Victoria, and Queensland, three states where bushfires were the cruellest.

According to ecologists, New South Wales lost in a fire many animals and lasted for 240 days. On Thursday, six koalas Jed, Scully, Billa, Gulu and Yellow were finally returned to their home at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, near Canberra. The animals have been living at The Australian National University over the summer to escape bushfire.

An Australian government organisation confirmed that the koalas can be seen being released back into their wildlife sanctuary. In the clip, the koalas climb trees and eat leaves, resuming their normal daily life.

Australia welcomes koalas back to the forests

ACT Parks and Conservation Service said in its post that it had welcomed its koala family into a brand-new enclosure on Thursday at the Eucalyptus Forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Upon arrival to home, koalas have started their normal activity, they are playing, snoozing or snacking in their new digs all day long. A new viewing platform, clear fencing and seating have also been installed.

In addition, the koala called Yellow also has a new joey in her pouch, which was expected to emerge in the next few months.

Australia has faced the most scaled bushfire, which began in June 2019 and burned across the three states for months. The blaze killed 33 people, including firefighters. While more than 11 million hectares of land was scorched.

During the fires, devastating pictures emerged of singed koalas covered in burns after they tried to flee from the flames.

While many of the animals perished, some were luckily saved by wildlife experts and other Australians who stopped their cars and ran into the fires to rescue them, before taking them to wildlife hospitals.