Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) female anaesthetised to treat burns starting to recover. Mobile wildlife triage centre at Bairnsdale (which was set up to treat animals as a result of the bushfires that have been ravaging Australian late 2019 / early 2020(. If left untreated injuries like this mean they cannot climb a tree so will starve and as they can't eat, they often don't get any fluids and so dehydrate - which also means the wounds won't heal. Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia. January 2020. Editorial use only