Australia sees some amazing extremes of weather. Sometimes lightning starts bushfires, so we have to be prepared to help.

Being a wild life rescuer, we were given a young koala when our town was affected by a local bushfire.

The koala had singed fur and second degree burns to all four paws, nose and ears. He was quite a sore and sorry fellow.

By placing the Aloe vera onto the burns straight away and holding it on with gauze bandage, the paws did not blister. His fragile ears healed quickly, and in a week the koala was returned back to the wilderness.