The catastrophic bush fires in Australia, which killed over 1000 koalas, burned over 2.5 million acres of Australia’s coast over the last few weeks. 

A woman, Toni Doherty, was recorded running straight into danger to save an injured koala, later named Ellenborough Lewis. 

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Lewis was taken to the Koala hospital in Port Macquarie and was being treated for severe burns to his feet, chest and stomach. 

Sadly though, the Koala’s condition worsened and the facility had to make a difficult decision to put it him down today. 

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The hospital made an announcement through a post on Facebook. 

The rescue story, which made many hopeful about the Koala has now shattered a lot of hearts worldwide after the update was received. 

Rest in peace Lewis.