Not forgetting the loss of human life and the efforts of those helping human victims, I just had to share these! Out of millions (I'm not exaggerating) of Australian wildlife killed, these guys managed to survive. Of course, you'll know Sam, our little Aussie icon of hope -Isn't she gorgeous?! Poor darling received 3rd degree burns to her paws. She guzzled down 3 bottles of water, which is just amazing. You see, koalas don't drink. They get their moisture from the leaves they eat. That's just another reason why this picture (taken from video) is so incredible. Sam is now off pain-killers and her carer says she's formed an attachment to another rescued koala named Bob.
Here are some more beautiful pictures of rescued little ones:
A big THANK YOU to all the carers, vets and volunteers who are setting aside their time, efforts and money to care for the sick, injured, starving, orphaned and homeless wildlife of the devastated Victorian bushland. Of course, thank you to those who are taking care of domestic animals as well!