Several koalas are being slowly nursed back to health after suffering severe burns to their claws and feet in the South Australian bushfires earlier this week.
The young koalas are in a fragile but stable condition and are being treated at the Australian Marine Wildlife Research and Rescue Organisation in Adelaide.
One Koala, named Narla, suffered burns to all four hands and feet in the Eyre Peninsula fires, as well as her ears and small sections of her nose.
Images show her propped up on soft foam so rescuers can soak her burns in an antiseptic solution.
Another animal also suffered burns to around 10 percent of her body, and lost a young joey she had been caring for.
"This young female is lucky to be alive due to her burns; unfortunately the same cannot be said for her young baby," the AMWRRO said in a blog post.
While the second koala is stable it remains in intensive care after undergoing a two-hour procedure to treat her injuries.
"Both koalas are receiving 6-12 hourly pain relief injections, antibiotics, vitamins and food supplements due to their inability to hold and claw for leaves," the AMWRRO said.
The youngest victim of the bushfires, Olivia, weighs in at 1.15kg and is suffering burns as well as the loss of her mother.
The koalas are expected to remain in care for around two to three months, after which carers will decide whether to release them locally or back to the Eyre Penninsula.
Author: Andrew Duffy. Approving editor: Emily O'Keefe.