WaPo’s Scott Wilson looks at the damage from the Australia inferno, starting from the perspective of a lone koala. “The bend in the eucalyptus branch seemed like a custom home-design feature given how perfectly it fit his tiny form. There in the crook of the tree was a koala, mildly burned and all alone. His patch of wood, shared once by hundreds of other koalas, kangaroos and the occasional wombat, had been scorched black in the recent wildfires. For the moment, he was safe there about 50 feet up. But there was no water or food; the eucalyptus leaves that koalas eat had vanished in the flames.” On Australia’s Kangaroo Island, a fight to stay alive.

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