HARAQUAHALA VALLEY, AZ (3 TV / CBS 5) --  An Arizona farm growing food for Koalas and other zoo animals will be holding a fundraiser to help protect wildlife in Australia as wildfires continue to devastate the country.

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"It's terrible,” said Paul Chambers, who moved from Australia to Arizona around 40 years ago to start Australian Outback Plantation. “I've got friends who've lost houses already. Trailers. But the animals, especially, they have nowhere to go. And now, we've got to make sure they have plenty of leaf that they can have.”

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The Australia Day Fundraiser will take place Saturday, Jan. 25. Everyone who donates to the Australian Koala Foundation will be able to take home a free plant.

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"It's all about preservation. Save the Koalas. Save the habitats," Chambers said. 

You can find more information about the fundraiser and the Australian Outback Plantation here.

 

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