Australian Army Soldiers Are Using Their Days Off to Care for Koalas Injured in Bushfires
The 16th Regiment Emergency Support Force used their rest periods to feed koalas, and build structures for the creatures, at the Cleland Wildlife Park.
Animal rescues have stepped up (and popped up) across Australia to help koalas and the other animals injured in the wildfires, knitters around the world have donated their creations to protect the paws of creatures burned in the blazes, and now, Australian Army soldiers are using their days off from helping the country to care for koalas in need.
"#OurPeople from 16th Regiment Emergency Support Force have used their rest periods to lend a helping hand at the Cleland Wildlife Park, supporting our furry friends during feeding time and by building climbing mounts inside the park,” the Australian Army wrote in a Facebook post, captioning a series of photos that show soldiers cradling injured koalas and carefully feeding the animals.
According to the post, this use of free time, along with being a big help to the koalas, is also a sweet relief to the 16th Regiment Emergency Support Force as well.
The time spent at Cleland Wildlife Park was “a great morale boost for our hard working team in the Adelaide Hills,” the Australian Army wrote.
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