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Date: 02/11/09 12:10 PM

80 Responses to That`s One Thirsty Koala

  1. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 11:31 am
    Link: That`s One Thirsty Koala - An Australian firefighter gives a koala bottles of water, as the fires rage on.
  2. Profile photo of fr33toliv
    fr33toliv Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    aww poor thing..
  3. Profile photo of White_Wolfos
    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    Awwwh, it just lets him rub his head like a kitty. D:
  4. Profile photo of yo-i-am-luke
    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    Sad it lost its home. but its so darn cute.

    And no fire rages on, it was already gone out.

  5. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    Wow. Poor koala. They almost never drink water normally, because they get all of theirs from the leaves.

    But after a fire... >.<

  6. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    poor koala. i really wish i could have one as a pet, they`re so cute!
  7. Profile photo of indigo_dream
    indigo_dream Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    that`s absolutely heartbreaking... we keep hearing about the human death toll because of these fires, but most people are neglecting the death toll for the wildlife living where these fires are raging...
  8. Profile photo of VagueReality
    VagueReality Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    That`s sweet
  9. Profile photo of martinpage15
    martinpage15 Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    they should be glad it wasn`t a drop bear...
  10. Profile photo of oddstef
    oddstef Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    it annoys me how he said `koala bear`
  11. Profile photo of LuckyChuck
    LuckyChuck Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    My heart has melted.
  12. Profile photo of Coco_popsrox
    Coco_popsrox Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    its heartbreaking
  13. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    That guy is a Koala hero.
  14. Profile photo of GeN_Ex
    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    N`aww :) I love koalas
  15. Profile photo of iambluebeard
    iambluebeard Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    i`m sure after surviving a fire the koala would rather have a foster`s.
  16. Profile photo of JGESS
    JGESS Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    awesome stuff
  17. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    Aww I want to take it home and put it in the bathtub. Are they usually that approachable? Or only if they`ve been traumatized in a fire?
  18. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    i read about this story...people were saying kangaroos were hopping across the street with their backs on fire, terrible!

    now theyre saying its arson..hope that bastard gets what he deserves..

  19. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    "Are they usually that approachable?"

    i read they arent but every video ive seen of them shows them being very docile

  20. Profile photo of Sociophobic
    Sociophobic Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    And then it gnawed his face off with no remorse.
  21. Profile photo of lollipop12
    lollipop12 Female 13-17
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    February 11, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    as an animal lover, i gotta say this: i dont think this is funny at all. koalas just so happen to be my fave animal, but either way, this koala had to get his paws wrapped and was in a pet hospital or something because of the severe burns. its really really sad and i dont like the jokes about it!
    and dont give me any garbage bout this comment; its my opinion. thanks :-)
  22. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    Poor little animal...
  23. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    they are not approachable... they are very grumpy animals.. this one was just so sore and dehydrated he let the firey give him a drink.

    "He" is also a "she" and has been named Sam and has a male admirer at the carers where she now is. He puts his arm around her and follows her everywhere. she should be released in around 5 months time :)

  24. Profile photo of Rizel
    Rizel Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    lollipop12, Im going to give you a little litter. Stop being so sensitive. What? Two jokes on the whole page.

    Anyway, that was pretty heartwarming. Im glad they were able to take this animal to the vet to get her patched up.

    P.S. mmmm Foster`s...

  25. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    Gotta like koala bears!
  26. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    At first I was thinking "wait, they get all their water from the leaves right? Is that going to unbalance the system if he gives the water straight?"

    Then I didn`t care anymore and just started wishing I could pick it up and cuddle it.

  27. Profile photo of Aligirl964
    Aligirl964 Female 13-17
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    February 11, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    awwwwwwwwwwww

    poor thing

  28. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    > manorrd
    > Gotta like koala bears!

    No, that`s impossible... KOALAS ARE *NOT* BEARS!!! They are marsupials of the sloth family!!

  29. Profile photo of astridhaze
    astridhaze Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    I`m surprised the little dude was so calm...
  30. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    lolz I wanna give it water :O
  31. Profile photo of smanvenesss
    smanvenesss Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    Koala`s are ferral animals. They normally would attack him but because it was so thirsty it let him give it a drink. OH BTW this is a female Koala. The fire are going mental over here.
  32. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    Poor thing.
  33. Profile photo of njs52595
    njs52595 Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Silly Australians with their water and such!
  34. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    > smanvenesss

    > Koala`s are ferral animals.
    No they`re not, they`re native animals. Feral means "a domestic animal that takes up a wild existence".
    > They normally would attack him
    No they wouldn`t, like all sloths they are docile.
    > because it was so thirsty it let him give it a drink
    Or because it was near dead and couldn`t struggle.
    > The fires are going mental over here
    By being almost out?

  35. Profile photo of SiN_iN_Me
    SiN_iN_Me Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    from the sound of the dude on this video, the fire seems to of ressurected steve urwin, loud bastard!
    oh and...aww! koala! cute!
  36. Profile photo of pinkpixie500
    pinkpixie500 Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    he shouldnt give him water he can upset his h2o balance koalas get all the water they need from eucalyptus leaves!
  37. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    Hahaha, Lion that was an awesome pwn.

    B)

  38. Profile photo of Kurei
    Kurei Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm
    He should`ve fed it leaves instead since that`s where they normally get their water from. Regardless, awwwwwwwwww i`m jealous. I would`ve done the same thing
  39. Profile photo of Aaronforshiz
    Aaronforshiz Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm
    Need some H2 oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  40. Profile photo of kristy22587
    kristy22587 Female 18-29
    54 posts
    February 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    Im from australia and im telling you now there is no eucalyptus leaves available. Almost 200 people have died in this fire and over 1000 homes have been lost, i think a koala who has burns like he does will need water regardless of where it comes from
  41. Profile photo of sarahruth
    sarahruth Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    Nidonemo and Kurei: When humans get severely dehydrated, we get hooked up to IVs with a saline solution. That`s not the normal way we get water but it doesn`t mess us up. The koala needed water, he gave him water.
  42. Profile photo of Ughhzombie
    Ughhzombie Female 18-29
    231 posts
    February 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    That made me soooo happy :) The Koala needed some water or it`d probably die so shush up people who cares if it wasn`t from leaves, do you see the situation it was just in?
  43. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    awww
  44. Profile photo of Cash49
    Cash49 Female 50-59
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    February 11, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    awww he was sooooooo thirsty! wonderful firefighter....
  45. Profile photo of quiknas
    quiknas Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    whatever happened to koala yummies, the cookies that is?
  46. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    quicknas: You can usually find them in Japanese import grocery stores like Mitsuwa, Famima, or they`re usually sold in Borders Books or anywhere where Manga and Anime are popular. If anything else, try ordering them online.
  47. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 7:53 pm
    Firefighter AND gives Koalas water? Dude he`s gonna get laid by so many girls for this.
  48. Profile photo of rocklobster
    rocklobster Male 13-17
    79 posts
    February 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    this would be cute if i had ovaries
  49. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    February 11, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    "Silly Australians with their water and such!"

    I know, right? Just the other day I was like "What the f*cks all this water for!"

  50. Profile photo of MacCanuck
    MacCanuck Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 9:30 pm
    Lionhart, if you`re going to go all know it all, don`t go saying that sloths and koalas are in the same taxon. Eutherians and Marsupials is all I`m saying here.
  51. Profile photo of Glendower
    Glendower Male 18-29
    336 posts
    February 11, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    One word...

    "roofies"

  52. Profile photo of Sajo
    Sajo Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 9:43 pm
    Cute. :D
    I`d eat it.

    "whatever happened to koala yummies, the cookies that is?"

    Damn you. Yummies is close to gummies and now I want some. Damn you for adding to my addiction...

  53. Profile photo of Emulsifier
    Emulsifier Female 18-29
    25 posts
    February 11, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    Only in Australia do we refer to a koala as a `mate`.
  54. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    February 11, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    They were holding hands!! *head esplode*
  55. Profile photo of clone_of_god
    clone_of_god Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    can the koala be the ingenious evil mastermind behind all the destruction?
    he won`t confess with water...
    they should add electricity to the equation.
  56. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    Sad, I want the world to end and all humans to die, but I hate seeing animals suffer.
  57. Profile photo of CoFBunny
    CoFBunny Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2009 at 11:14 pm
    AWWWWWWWWWWW
  58. Profile photo of iambluebeard
    iambluebeard Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2009 at 12:02 am
    mmmmmmmmm..... more fosters.... or coopers or broken hill even... that wat the koala woulda wanted
  59. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 1:48 am
    Aww poor little guy.
    Its amazing it survived the fires, they were horrible.
  60. Profile photo of steve41high
    steve41high Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 5:08 am
    :)
    must have been very thirsty, because (correct me if im wrong) i thought that koalas dont normally drink water.
    i think they get all their water from eucalyptus leaves.
    But to be honest i think anyone would have given the koala water. you`d have to be pretty damn mean not to.
  61. Profile photo of freedan104
    freedan104 Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 5:16 am
    If koalas drink like dogs do then he probably wasnt getting much water with each drink.
  62. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    February 12, 2009 at 5:38 am
    Awwww.
  63. Profile photo of tiggerwitch1
    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 6:17 am
    firefighters have the coolest job...period
  64. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    February 12, 2009 at 8:35 am
    That`s so sweet, good ol` firefighter =]
  65. Profile photo of clone_of_god
    clone_of_god Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 9:06 am
    can the koala be the ingenious evil mastermind behind all the destruction?
    he won`t confess with water...
    they should add electricity to the equation.
  66. Profile photo of pixiechick81
    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    February 12, 2009 at 10:20 am
    My god I think I`m in love. Australian, firefighter who loves animals! I call dibs!
  67. Profile photo of animadi
    animadi Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 11:15 am
    OMG! That is so adorable!
  68. Profile photo of Harijuku
    Harijuku Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    Poor little koala =[ Gahd. They should totally set fire to whoever started this.
  69. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    hmm koalos are bigger than i thought. lol
  70. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    lol at all the fosters references

    im yet to meet an aussie who drinks that shiit

  71. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    February 12, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    aww poor little guy, I forgot all about the wild life there :(
  72. Profile photo of pinkchicken
    pinkchicken Female 13-17
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    February 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    new favorite animals, koala :D
  73. Profile photo of lgraham19
    lgraham19 Male 13-17
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    February 12, 2009 at 11:26 pm
    this happened like ten minutes from my house pretty sad
  74. Profile photo of asphyxiated-
    asphyxiated- Female 13-17
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    February 13, 2009 at 12:50 am
    This video was actually taken before the fire. Still cute though.
  75. Profile photo of yudontn0me
    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 12:57 am
    everyone there is steve irwin?
  76. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 13, 2009 at 12:58 am
    Koala bears are my new favourite animal too!
  77. Profile photo of Lynea
    Lynea Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 1:07 am
    Good to see firefighters who are compassionate to animals. :)
  78. Profile photo of kristy22587
    kristy22587 Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    *UPDATE* this little guys name is sam n he now has a boyfriend who has matching burnt paws. So adorable
  79. Profile photo of IslandLotus
    IslandLotus Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 9:30 pm
    LOL @ yudontn0me. For the avatar, and the comment.
  80. Profile photo of Suzi_Suzi
    Suzi_Suzi Female 30-39
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    February 14, 2009 at 6:30 am
    That was so cute what a little survivor I got a bit teary!

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