Friday, 13 February 2009

Her name is Sam

The Country Fire Authority's David Tree's rescue of a Koala is pictured below.

Sam has burns to her paws, and is currently being treated with antibiotics by wildlife rescue services. She is expected to make a full recovery.

And if that wasn't a happy enough ending for you, she's also found a boyfriend, Bob, another Koala rescued from the fire. He put his arms around her, and she cuddles up next to him at night. Video here.

Both Sam and Bob are Strzelecki Koalas, a population more genetically diverse, larger and furrier than the conserved Koalas that have been used to repopulate former habitats. So as a human being, as an Australian, as a Scientist, and as a woman, I LOVE happy endings like this!


Lori D said...

Dear god, thank you for sharing this remarkable rescue. I needed a glimmer of hope in the heart of men and women today. I found it.

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