Aussie Soldiers Cuddle, Feed Koalas Saved From Bushfires

New Delhi: A photo of Australian army soldiers feeding and cuddling rescued koalas is doing the rounds on the Internet. Many servicemen and women were captured taking care of the koalas, wrapped in blankets.

The Australian Army shared the picture with caption, “#OurPeople from 16th Regiment Emergency Support Force have used their rest periods while #OpBushfireAssist to lend a helping hand at the Cleland Wildlife Park, supporting our furry friends during feeding time and by building climbing mounts inside the park. A great morale boost for our hard working team in the Adelaide Hills. #AustralianBushfires”.

In the shared pictures, the army officers display their soft side. Several servicemen and women were seen cuddling the koalas — swaddled in blankets — during feeding time at the Cleland Wildlife Park in a photo posted at Instagram by the army on Tuesday.

As the post went viral, social media has been abuzz with reactions. A user wrote: “Drop Bear battalion well done guys.”

Another wrote: “This makes me so damn proud to be an Aussie.”

A post read, “This is so beautiful, you men and women are just incredible.”

A user remarked, “I’ve just come back from a holiday in Adelaide. I was unlucky not to see any koalas in the wild but wonderful to see you doing a fab job with the wildlife. Thank you for helping to save them and maybe if I return in the future, they’ll be abundant in the wild again.”

(IANS)