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Out of the ashes comes . . . baby koala Ash!

Photo: Australian Reptile Park

The brush fires of 2019 and 2020 in Australia were some of the worst on record and devastated land and wildlife throughout the continent.

The good news that has emerged is a new koala baby named Ash!

The female koala was the first one born at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, Australia, since the fires, which killed more than one billion of the country’s wildlife.

The announcement of the birth read: “We have a very special announcement . . . our very first koala of the season has popped out of Mum’s pouch to say hello! Keepers have decided to name her Ash! Ash is the first koala born at the park since the tragic Australian bushfires and is a sign of hope for the future of Australia’s native wildlife.”

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