This photo was splashed around the world. No wonder it is so heart wrenching. David said in an interview, that the Koala put her hand into his because he had water in his hand and it was cooling her burnt feet. He got a call to attend to another emergency and he had to leave the koala there but he rang the Animal Rescue people who came and picked her up and took her back to the animal refuge. She is called Sam.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Koala Sam Rescued from the Bushfires.
A Country Fire Association Fire Fighter named David Tree stopped to give a Koala a drink. This is unusual because koalas rarely drink water, they usually get enough liquid from eating gum leaves. However,when they are desperate they will drink water. Besides that, they are uusually very shy of humans and will run away or scratch if you try to handle them. So you can see how desperate this wild animal is, she has burnt feet,and suffering from the heat.