Lewis the koala Dies days after dramatic rescue from Australian brush fire

Lewis the little Koala that was rescued from the Brush Fire that captured our hearts has DIED…

A grandmother of seven named Toni Doherty had spotted the confused animal dashing into the inferno last week, then charged after him. She emerged from the smoldering forest carrying the singed koala, swaddled in the shirt off her back. He wailed as she doused him with water.

But the rescue story didn’t get the happy ending many had longed to see. The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital said Tuesday that its staff had made the decision to euthanize the wounded animal after surveying the extent of his injuries.

 
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