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Soldiers fighting Australia bushfires are spending their time off cuddling displaced koalas

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To help out firefighters who have been tackling bushfires across Australia, many of whom are volunteers, the Australian government recently took the unprecedented step to call up 3,000 reservists to aid in firefighting and evacuation efforts. Just like the firefighters, many of these soldiers have been working long days for weeks on end.

And while you might think that the soldiers would want to get some rest during any downtime they get, many have instead been volunteering at wildlife parks across the nation to help care for displaced animals.

Soldiers from the South Australian and Tasmanian 16 Regiment Emergency Support Force recently went viral after their unit's Facebook page shared photos of them cuddling and feeding koalas.