It's hard to imagine the severity of the fires, so we compare them to more familiar incidents.
They're specifically trained to sniff out koala droppings and help find live animals amid the scorched landscape.
Kangaroo Island, off the coast of Southern Australia, may be the only place on Earth with a koala population free of chlamydia.
Scientists reconstructed the first full skeleton of the marsupial lion, which was like a lion, koala, and Tasmanian devil wrapped up in a bodyslam.
Koalas do not appear naturally selected to do anything but eat and chill. But it turns out that, given the right scenario, they're pretty decent wrestlers.
Though the public was understandably saddened to learn that 700 of the cute critters had been put down by the Australian government, an expert told us it was either that or mass starvation.
Hundreds of native animals have been killed and wounded as raging fires sweep across 30,000 acres of bushland in three states.
They're cute, they're fuzzy, and their surprisingly deep, dulcet tones are key to gettin' it on.
It’s kind of hard to know what to talk to King Tuff about. It seems like a guy made up of hair, gold teeth, and sweat, which can make girls dance like the Pied Piper of haircuts may be resonating on a different conversation frequency