The catastrophic bush fires in Australia have already burned more than 2.5 million acres of Australia’s east coast. But these fires have not only created havoc but have also affected the wildlife in the area severely.  

Among several other species, the threatened Koala bears were also severely affected. But a woman who saved a Koala from the bush fires has emerged out as a messiah.      


This woman is Toni Doherty. She helped a Koala escape the devastating fire by taking off her shirt, wrapping the koala in it and then pouring a bottle of water over it.  

Doherty mentioned

He just went straight into the flames, and I just jumped out of the car and went straight to him. 

The Koala Hospital Port Macquarie who took care of the Koala mentioned, 

This male koala who was so disorientated by the flames and unfortunately was burnt further as he headed back into active fire. He has been called Ellenborough Lewis (after her grandchild). He has been treated and is now in the five star accommodation at the Koala Hospital. 

Netizens termed this brave woman as a ‘hero’ and appreciated her for this courageous act. 

Apparently, over 350 Koalas have died in these devastating bushfires.