Heartwarming Photographs of Australian Soldiers Caring For Koalas Affected By The Bushfires
The bushfires that ravaged New South Wales and North-East Victoria are now at a much lesser capacity than they were a month ago. In the last several months, countless Australians have given their all towards putting a stop to the raging fires by going to the forefront to stop and put out the incoming flames. To help with the firefighting and evacuation operations in Eastern Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison called up 3,000 reserve soldiers. Just like those involved in these operations these soldiers have been working tirelessly working for days and even weeks.
1A photo of the 16th Regiment Emergency Support Force that went viral
The soldiers even worked between shifts and during rest time so they could continue to aid the country in recovering from bushfires. A handful of photos showing the 16th Regiment Emergency Support Force cuddling and feeding koalas at Cleland Wildlife park was posted on the unit’s Facebook page recently went viral and had millions applauding and praising them for their selfless actions.
2Soldiers traded in their rest time to care for displaced koalas
The soldiers provided the koalas with comfort during their feeding time. Indeed, it was an adorable sight and the post read: “16 Regiment Emergency Support Force have been using their rest periods to lend a helping hand at the Cleland Wildlife Park, supporting our fury friends during feeding time and by building climbing mounts inside the park. A great morale boost for our hard-working team in the Adelaide Hill.”
3Australian Soldiers were also sent to help on Kangaroo Island
An Australian Army Vet named Captain Garnett Hall along with members of the 9th Brigade had recently been deployed in Kangaroo Island. They were tasked with assisting the large number of injured wildlife coming in at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.