Very badly burnt front foot of a Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) named Sooty' from the Taree bushfires (NSW) in November 2019, is held by koala rescuer and carer, Sue Swain. When he arrived, 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. He passed away a few hours after this photo was taken. Anna Bay, NSW, Australia, December, 2019. Model released.