Two heroic cousins have taken it upon themselves to save as many injured koalas as possible after bushfires devastated the marsupials' home on Kangaroo Island.
The teenagers filmed their journey as they loaded several koalas into their car and took off in search of help in a clip shared to Reddit on Sunday.
'This is our little koala rescue,' one man could be heard saying in the clip.
The teenagers filmed their journey after rescuing several of the marsupials and loading them into their car in a clip that was shared to Reddit on Sunday
He focused in on a mother koala who was cuddling with her joey.
'We are just trying to collect as many live ones as we can,' he said.
Social media users have been left shocked by the impact of the fires in Australia and the heavy toll the blazes have taken on the country's wildlife.
'They look so terrified and exhausted. The world needs more people like your cousins,' one person said after viewing the clip.
Another said: 'As an American who hasn't been to Australia, this is mind blowing to me.
'Koalas seem so exotic and fantastical that I assumed they were hard to spot in the wild, let alone being able to just grab them. Major respect for these kind people who are saving them.'
Social media users were shocked by the impact of the fires in Australia and the damage the blazes were causing to the wildlife population
A third person said: 'The world is a better place with your cousins in it. It is an absolute travesty what is happening. I hope your family remains safe.'
Koalas were introduced to the island in the 1920s and were free from chlamydia, unlike the mainland population.
Thousands of koalas are believed to have died in the Kangaroo Island blazes alone.
Sam Mitchell, co-owner of the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, told Guardian Australia they have had 50 injured koalas brought to them.
Sam Mitchell, co-owner of the