Thursday, February 12, 2009

Koala ... thirsty and burned ... and more koalas

First of all, to those who have a Facebook account, please do join this particular group.


They are trying to win $10,000 to donate to the Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal.

Actually a competition, it is run by Samboy (a Chip Company) for the largest group with 'Samboy is Back' in their name.The Competition is not associated with the Bushfire Appeal. It is simply a competition with prize money, which the administrator of the group is trying to win to donate to the Appeal. The biggest group win's $10,000, and the largest group from each state also win's $1,000.

This competition started months ago and ends on Sunday February 15th at midnight (damn ... I only know about this group yesterday!). As of now, the group had 97,074 members. We can still make it!


I am sure most of you have read and heard about the story of the thirsty koala.

One furry survivor has emerged a star: a koala, nicknamed “Sam” by her rescuers, was found moving gingerly on scorched paws by a fire patrol on Sunday. Firefighter David Tree offered the animal a bottle of water, which she eagerly accepted, holding Tree’s hand as he poured water into her mouth — a moment captured in a photograph seen around the world."

“You all right, buddy?” Tree asks in a video of the encounter as he approaches the koala. Later, as Sam thirstily gulps from the bottle, he quips: “How much can a koala bear?”

Sam is being treated at the Mountain AshWildlife Shelter in Rawson, 100 miles (170 kilometers) east of Melbourne, where she has attracted the attention of a male koala, nicknamed “Bob,” manager Coleen Wood said. The two have been inseparable, with Bob keeping a protective watch over his new friend, she said.

Extracted from Catherine Sherman
Now that we know that Sam is safe and sound, isn't this something like a love story between Sam and her new partner Bob ... a koala love story.

While we read with interest and hoping that more and more animals are saved, not all are so lucky. There are kangaroo corpses lay scattered by the roadsides. Survived wombats emerged from their underground burrows to find blackened earth and nothing to eat.

Now, lets put our fingers crossed in the hope that the bushfire subsides ... and quickly too.

Look at the koalas. There are just so cute and we certainly don't want anything bad happen to such cute creatures right. So do all other animals ... and the woods, the environment, etc.

I'll leave you for now ... but not before another picture of koala ...

... apparently, this picture was taken before the fires. It was in a 4 day heat wave and the koala was on the ground searching for water. And, the koala plonked itself in this bucket of water. Awww!


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Ashley Two Fish said...

it's such an awful fire there. those koalas are in good hands now. thank goodness

м裏.jëиz said...

omg the koala's look so cute!

but the last pic looks abit horrifying tho. like... a human koala or something with the look on its face.

anyway, i feel the koalas have some resemblance to the kiwi fruit.

donno why.


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