?Sue Swain looks at the bush fire victim koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) named 'Sooty' who she has just applied burn cream to. 'Sooty' was very badly burnt during the Taree bushfires (NSW) in November 2019. His nose, hands, feet and chin were all affected - his hands were red and swollen with fluid - and his fur is all singed and charred. After three weeks his skin has started to heal very well, but he was having gut problems as a result of treatment with antibiotics for his burn wounds. He passed away a few hours after this photo was taken.Anna Bay, NSW, Australia. December 2019. Editorial use only.

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