A young koala who has become the face of the South Australian bushfires is recovering well after his ordeal.

Named after the CFS (Country Fire Service) firefighter who rescued him, Jeremy was the first bushfire victim sent to the Australian Marine, Wildlife Research and Rescue Organisation (AMWRRO) clinic.

Jeremy arrived at the clinic with second-degree partial thickness burns to all of his paws. Today, the AMWRRO home page has praised a fantastic effort by four agencies (CFS, Native Animal Network, Fauna Rescue and AMWRRO) working together to achieve the best outcome for Jeremy.

Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation

Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation

All four of his paws have been treated and he is reportedly doing very well and “is in great spirits”.

Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation

Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation

Sadly, not every animal who goes through the bushfire disaster will be as lucky as Jeremy, and the AMWRRO is in need of donations to assist the growing number of cases passing through their doors.

Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation

Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation

If you’d like to assist these animals, visit amwrro.org.au/get-involved/donate-to-amwrro.