Friday, February 13, 2009

Face Of The Day

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A mother koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) eats gum leaves after being rescued after the wildfires by volunteers of the International Fund for Animal Welfare at their wildlife rescue station at Whittlesea, some 50km north of Melbourne on February 13, 2009. The wildfires, which started on February 7, have become the deadliest in Australia's history leaving not only at least 181 men, women and children dead, but extracting a huge toll on the local wildlife.

3 comments:

Beth said...

This was so tragic....I feel for the families and all they have lost.

Helen W said...

And unimaginable that some of the fires were deliberately set.

tangerine said...

I loved the video of the fireman giving that koala bear some water but I am sad about all the needless deaths of people and animals in the fires.

The loss of life is even more disgusting knowing that the fires were deliberately set.