Wildfires in parts of Australia are endangering not only people but also koalas. One group, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), is asking people to help the injured koalas by donating mittens.
The IFAW says koalas are slow-moving and typically get injured with severe burns, especially on their paws, because of contact with burning trees or from running across fire grounds. The injuries need treatment with burn cream and paws need to be protected before the koalas can be returned to the wild.
You can also get more information from AMWRRO here.