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Aussie Brushfires Spark Koala Love


If you haven’t seen it, watch it! A wild koala bear takes a drink from a firefighter’s bottle after he found her helpless and hurting while responding to the massive wildfires that swept through Australia, killing 180 people. It’ll make you sniffle.

The koala, a female named Sam, was rescued and is being treated for second-degree burns on her paws. But while in the animal shelter, she met and fell in love with another kola, named Bob, rescued a few days earlier; Reuters reports.

Sam’s tale of pain, survival and romance, has attracted adoring fans worldwide. She’s even got her own Wikipedia and FaceBook pages. You go girl!

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Via National Geographic News.

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