Sam's Story: Victorian bushfires 2009

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Sam the Koala is being saved from the bushfire by a volunteer

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By: makenna200 (125 month(s) ago)

Amazing. RIP Sam. =(((

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SAM'S STORY Victoria, Australia February 7, 2009

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Sam lived in bushland like this. . .

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before it was ravaged by bush fires. . . . since her photos were flashed around the world, she has become AUSTRALIA'S Most famous KOALA

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A bewildered and badly burned koala, Sam is comforted by country fire authority volunteer, David Tree who rescued her after deadly fires swept through areas of Mirboo North. . .

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Thirsty. . . . rescuer David gives Sam some water. the koala, who suffered second and third degree burns to her paws, was taken to Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter, South-East of Melbourne. . .

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WITH TLC, SAM HAS HER PAINFUL FEET bandaged at the shelter. . .

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Eskimo kiss - David Tree is reunited with Sam for the first time since her rescue. koalas can identify people they know from their scent, and Sam was at ease with David immediately.

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old buddies. . . David spends some time with Sam in the comfort of the shelter. . .

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Enter Bob. . .he was also taken to the shelter, after his feet were scorched in the inferno. . .

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Love at first sight. . .

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Bob puts his paw around his new friend and fellow fire survivor, Sam, as she recovers from her burns. . .

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side by side, the two koalas were given painkillers when they first arrived at the shelter, but are coping without them, now. . .

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protective. . . Bob hugs girlfriend, Sam, as they huddle together in their cage. . .

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lucky - Sam and Bob are a sign of hope, so many other animals didn't make it out of the inferno alive. . .

TO BE CONTINUED ? : 

TO BE CONTINUED ? Photos from the Melbourne Herald Sun whose excellent coverage gave us these touching photos Music: “If tomorrow never comes” - Phil Coulter

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