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Thirsty koala approaches cyclists for a drink of water

Fires are threatening the lives of koalas in Australia. It's feared that thousands of the animals have died in the blazes. Rescuers and good Samaritans are doing what they can to save the endangered koalas. Cyclists in Adelaide stopped in their tracks to give a parched koala some water. After giving water from seven bottles to the animal, the group cycled home thirsty in 40 degree heat. Australia is the animal's natural habitat, and the only place where koalas can be found living in the wild. It is estimated that up to 30% of the country's koalas may have been killed in the fires.

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