Australian Army soldiers use days off to hug, feed koalas rescued from bushfires

On their day of rest, Australian soldiers are staying active and aiding a humane cause.

Members of the Australian Army are pitching in to help alleviate the suffering to koalas affected by the bushfires across the continent.

In a Facebook post and also on Instagram, members of the 16th Regiment Emergency Support Force posted photographs of personnel caring for koalas during their free time.

The Army soldiers were helping out officials at the Cleland Wildlife Park, cuddling the marsupials in blankets while feeding them, ABC News reported.

The Facebook post shows photographs of a line of soldiers caring for the animals, calling it "a great morale boost for our hard-working team in the Adelaide Hills."

The Army also helped to build climbing mounts inside the park for the animals, according to the Facebook post.

Officials estimated more than 1 billion animals, including thousands of koalas, have died in Australia's latest outbreaks of wildfires, People reported.

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