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Last Updated: Thursday February 12 2009 11:24 GMT

Koala rescued from Oz fires

Koala drinking water

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Fire fighters found a koala which had survived the Australia fires wandering through the trees with scorched paws.

They offered the furry creature bottles of water, which she thirstily gulped down.

They nicknamed her Sam and took her to a wildlife shelter, where she's getting specialist help.

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