Earlier this year, Australia suffered a record heat wave, together with devastating wildfires. An acquaintance wrote, "My Dad just told me that there is smoke everywhere, the house is covered in smoke and fires are still raging and only about 10 min from their house.. No real concern that it will come their way thank the Lord."
He continues, "Koalas if you don't know are not social and don't come out of trees or down to the suburbs very often. But the main thing is that they don't actually drink water normally at any time. All their food and water source is provided from the eucalyptus leaves that they eat. That's why they sleep about 22 hours of the day because the calories and liquid intake is not enough to keep them awake long enough, but they consume enormous amounts of leaves in that time. So.. the following photos are even more amazing once that fact is known."
Koalas shown here during the heat wave ... aren't they adorable? I just want to snatch them up out of the pictures and squeeze! (But then again, check out those claws!)
Thank you, thank you very much!