Touching Photos of Animals Being Saved From Australian Bushfires Rage Show the Very Best of Humanity | 22 Words

Australia is suffering immensely at the moment with the out of control bushfires that have been burning for months now.

Not only are the people of Australia struggling, but the wildlife has truly taken a hit.

Keep scrolling to see some incredible pictures of how the Australian community have come together to save their native animals...

Australia is currently in a crisis.

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The country is facing its worst bushfire crisis in decades, and the results so far have been catastrophic - twenty-eight people have died, over 2,000 homes have been destroyed, and thousands of people's lives have been changed forever.

But it's safe to say that the Australian wildlife has had the hardest hit...

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Heartbreaking statistics this week found that 1 billion animals have died since the fires started back in September of 2019.

But despite this tragic loss...

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The people of Australia have been working tirelessly to save as many animals as possible, so keep scrolling for some truly incredible photographs...

Meet Bear the Koala Rescue Dog...

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Bear, along with his handlers, has been working non-stop at the aid of koala bears in need.

Teenagers used their car as a koala rescue device...

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In the end, the car was filled with some (slightly confused) koala bears and they were driven to their nearest koala sanctuary.

A home invasion in Cudlee Creek, South Australia...

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A kind soul invited this little group of koala bears into their home to escape the unbearable heat in a garden.

A kangaroo is beyond dehydrated...

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And despite their usually timid nature, it approaches a helpful young man who is offering the creature some ice-cold water.

A quick update...

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The fortunate kangaroo even got an ice bath out of it!

A koala is carried to safety by a brave firefighter...

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The firefighters of Australia have truly made a difference by saving countless people and animals over the months.

A selfless young man went out into the boiling-hot forest to find any vulnerable animals...

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And he returned with this little guy!

This koala was named "Tinny Arse"...

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He was rescued by a volunteer in a fire zone and he hitched a ride to the nearest animal sanctuary after being given a cold bottle of water.

The Irwin family has helped so much towards wildlife...

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They have already helped over 90,000 animals, and they still continue to work non-stop amidst the growing fires.

The Irwins are the people that the Australian wildlife need...

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And they will always make sure that no animal is left behind or forgotten about.

It isn't just us humans who are rescuing...

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This sheep-dog helped save a flock of sheep from the bushfires!

The dog used its initiative and hard-working attitude...

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The sheep had a very narrow escape, as you can see from the smokey skies.

Some kind volunteer firefighters use their helmet as a make-shift bed...

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For a possum!

So many volunteer firefighters have put their lives on the line...

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And here's a volunteer in Victoria who just saved a joey.

This little koala joey weighs less than a bag of sugar...

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The joey has been named Haze and he was rescued by another amazing volunteer firefighter - as you can see, he's been kept nice and warm in a knitted pouch.

Who could forget the woman who saved a koala bear with her own t-shirt?

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The brave woman ran into the burning forest and used her own clothes to wrap up the little koala, who was later named Lewis. Sadly, Lewis later passed away from his injuries, but all the credit goes to this selfless and incredible woman.

An Australian zookeeper saved his animals by taking them home...

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Yes, that's giraffes you see wandering around in his back yard.

Some more koala joeys were rescued from Adelaide Hills...

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Adelaide Hills are a pretty dangerous place to be right now, so this little guy was very lucky to be picked up by his rescuers.

Over 600 bats have been transported from caring facilities evacuated in NWS...

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The Irwins at Australia Zoo have treated over 100 bats who all deserve a second chance at life.

The Australian Police Force has been doing all they can...

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Including providing a refreshing drink for this dehydrated kangaroo.

Vets all around the country have been working non-stop...

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And this koala got very lucky in South Australia.

A wheelbarrow used to it's best advantage...

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This koala, who is named Dolly, was very distressed but after a cold bath in a wheelbarrow to cool her feet down, she soon settled down after a drink and some pain relief before being transferred to a koala sanctuary.

These women created special blankets for animals in need...

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The blankets were used for orphaned bats at the Bat Conservation in NSW.

A joey was left all by himself...

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So a travel filmmaker saved him and took him to safety.

This kangaroo is relieved to be rescued...

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We have no words for this.

A koala reaches out to its rescuer in a sanctuary...

The Australian community has worked tirelessly to save their wildlife, and they continue to do so. We continue to pray for Australia.