Friday, February 13, 2009

little furry miracles

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!

7 comments:

Gerry said...

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BTW, this is a wonderful thing that you're doing in the face of such a terrible time.

~Melissa Merrill~ said...

Hello,
I have been reading about the fires and such over in your neck of the woods and it just makes me sad. That some one would deliberately set fires knowing that this kind of damage could happen.

The animals really don't have a voice during these terrible times and I think it is a great thing all of these carers, volunteers and vets are doing.
P.s.Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Take Care.

Melanie said...

The last thing we needed was that kind of devisation to our fragile wildlife. I wish I was nearby to help the animals. Ive already doen the money bit but it doesnt seem enough.
cheers

3rdEyeMuse said...

three cheers for the lucky survivors & to their caregivers, too!

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Tammy said...

Hello Manda, It is such a tragedy in Australia. I am so glad that they were able to rescue these babes. Hopefully they will all survive and have a new home to enjoy, one day. Bamboo does grow fast, so hopefully that will happen in this case.
Tammy

Tammy said...

I stand corrected. I was thinking bamboo/panda bears. Silly me. So sorry to have messed that up. I feel like such an idiot. I do hope you and your family are a good distance away from the lands that were burnt. It is very sad to witness and hear of such devastation. I am so glad that there were/are surivors.