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Sam the koala by kazzzz on 6 August 2009 11:22am
 
Some of you might remember a link I posted, after our bushfires last summer, of a little koala (named Sam) who had survived the firs and had come out of the bush and was drinking from a fireman's water bottle. this image became the image of the fires all around the world.
Sam died today of complications brought on by a disease called urogenital chlamydiosis, ( a type of chlamydia) which affects about half of the koala population here. Just really sad. She was going to have surgery but the disease was such that it could not be helped and she was in an incredible amount of pain.
 
Re: Sam the koala by peripatetically on 6 August 2009 12:06pm
 
Isn't that so sad... After everything she had been through. What a terrible little life she led. I'm sad hearing about this.
 
Re: Sam the koala by Spursfan on 6 August 2009 12:08pm
 
Yes it is very sad...poor thing.

 
Re: Sam the koala by suzulu on 6 August 2009 2:02pm
 
It is so sad, poor little thing.
 
Re: Sam the koala by mrsteabag on 6 August 2009 4:47pm
 
I became besotted with koalas when I was quite small and wanted to open an orphanage for them. Now I really wish I had. :(
 
Re: Sam the koala by tucsonmike on 7 August 2009 1:07am
 
It is a shame.
 
Re: Sam the koala by peripatetically on 7 August 2009 12:16pm
 
It was on our news last night.
 
Re: Sam the koala by kazzzz on 7 August 2009 12:37pm
 
Was it Pats?? Wow that's amazing that one little koala has reached so many places!
 
Re: Sam the koala by peripatetically on 7 August 2009 12:58pm
 
That little thing was the symbol of survival and the struggle of those fires. DId they ever name the koala?
 
Re: Sam the koala by kazzzz on 7 August 2009 1:02pm
 
Yes, Sam!
 
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