Sam's Story: Victorian bushfires 2009

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Published on February 22, 2009

Author: fekliso

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Slide 1: SAM'S STORY Victoria, Australia February 7, 2009 Slide 2: Sam lived in bushland like this. . . Slide 3:  before it was ravaged by bush fires. . . . since her photos were flashed around the world, she has become AUSTRALIA'S Most famous KOALA Slide 4: 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. . . Slide 5: 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. . . Slide 6: WITH TLC, SAM HAS HER PAINFUL FEET bandaged at the shelter. . . Slide 11: 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. Slide 12: old buddies. . . David spends some time with Sam in the comfort of the shelter. . . Slide 14: Enter Bob. . .he was also taken to the shelter, after his feet were scorched in the inferno. . . Slide 15: Love at first sight. . . Slide 16: Bob puts his paw around his new friend and fellow fire survivor, Sam, as she recovers from her burns. . . Slide 17: side by side, the two koalas were given painkillers when they first arrived at the shelter, but are coping without them, now. . . Slide 18: protective. . . Bob hugs girlfriend, Sam, as they huddle together in their cage. . . Slide 19: 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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