australia is experiencing some wicked fires.
the death toll is at 170 and rising with estimates of over 1 million indigenous wildlife killed as well as an enormous loss of habitat. (pictures of the devastation)
a badly burned koala who survived was caught on video drinking bottled water from a firefighter and has become a symbol of the loss of many of the unique animals from the area.
consider donating to the australian red cross.
it is a horrible situation over there right now.
if you don't donate directly to the red cross, consider this option: