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Koala nicknamed ‘Constable K. Bear’ is rescued from Victoria bushfire

  • An adorable video of a rescued koala was released by Victorian police
  • The lucky koala nicknamed Constable K. Bear was rescued by firefighters
  • She is now in care of police who hand-fed him water and gum leaves

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Aneeta Bhole For Daily Mail Australia

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Published:
01:01 EST, 27 December 2015

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Updated:
01:33 EST, 27 December 2015

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A lucky koala has been saved from a fiery death by compassionate firefighters battling a bushfire along the Victorian coast.

When CFA members fighting to put out the 2200-hectare Jamieson Track blaze near Lorne found the koala lying unconscious by the side of the road, they brought the animal back to their station.

Victoria Police then took over the koala’s wellbeing and hand-fed her water and gum leaves until she felt better.

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A lucky koala nicknamed Constable K. Bear, has been saved from a fiery death by compassionate firefighters battling a bushfire along the Victorian coast

A lucky koala nicknamed Constable K. Bear, has been saved from a fiery death by compassionate firefighters battling a bushfire along the Victorian coast

She has since been nicknamed Constable K. Bear and is doing very well, police say.

Victorian police released a video showing Constable K. Bear drinking some water in a red rucksack. 

The little koala is seen licking at the water an officer is trickling down her face. 

The officer does this a number of times and then says ‘aw his little tongue’ as she watches her lap up the last of the small cup of water. 

When CFA members fighting to put out the 2200-hectare Jamieson Track blaze near Lorne found the koala lying unconscious by the side of the road, they brought the animal back to their station

When CFA members fighting to put out the 2200-hectare Jamieson Track blaze near Lorne found the koala lying unconscious by the side of the road, they brought the animal back to their station

Facebook users commented their support of emergency services during Victoria’s worst bushfire season. 

One user said: ‘Keep up the fantastic work Vic police.’

‘But can’t wait for the fiery’s to let wildlife animal rescue and vets into the area to help all these amazing creatures,’ the user added.

Another user said: ‘Wonderful thing police officers.’ 

Victoria Police then took over the koala's wellbeing and hand-fed her water and gum leaves until she felt better. An officer feeding her says 'aw his little tongue' as she watches her lap up the last of the small cup of water

Victoria Police then took over the koala’s wellbeing and hand-fed her water and gum leaves until she felt better. An officer feeding her says ‘aw his little tongue’ as she watches her lap up the last of the small cup of water

Other users just gushed over the adorable little koala commenting on how ‘cute’ she was and how they hope other animals in the area will be kept safe and rescued.  

Wildlife Victoria’s Amy Hidge says while it’s still too early to say how many animals have died in the fire, people who come across an animal that ‘looks off’ should call Wildlife Victoria.

‘We understand that at the moment looking for animals is a low priority, but at this stage we just need people to look out for bush-affected animals,’ she told AAP.

‘Often, you can’t see if the pads on their feet have been burnt or if they have smoke inhalation, so we’re saying that if they look a bit off, they’re probably bushfire affected.’

Wildlife Victoria's Amy Hidge says while it's still too early to say how many animals have died in the fire, people who come across an animal that 'looks off' should call Wildlife Victoria

Wildlife Victoria’s Amy Hidge says while it’s still too early to say how many animals have died in the fire, people who come across an animal that ‘looks off’ should call Wildlife Victoria

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