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Severely Dehydrated Koala Chases After Cyclist Just To Ask For Some Water

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Australia has been experiencing an unbearably hot heatwave for some time and it’s not only humans that are suffering from the heat but the animals too. Raging bushfires have not helped this matter as well as it has destroyed the homes of wild animals and their food sources too.

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PHOTO OF THE DAY 😍😍😍 Australian Koala Bears 🐻 suffering severe thirst in a heatwave. This Koala walked right up to me as I was descending and climbed up onto my bike while I gave him water. BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO ME ON A RIDE EVER. : : : #cyclingtips #cycling #roadcycling #roadbike #roadbikelife #lifeonabike #travelbybike #cyclingphotography #cycleshots #rideyourbike #instacycle #veloclub #cyclinglife #fromwhereride #switchbacks #roadslikethese #cyclingpassion #cyclingworld #whenindoubtpedalitout #womenonbikes #womenriders @cyclingtips @veloclub.cc @iamspecialized @iamspecialized_wmn @womenridebikes #rideadelaide #radelaide #adelaide #adelaidehills #southaustralia #koala #koalabear #koalabears #australia

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Previously, it was reported that thousands of koala bears lost their homes and died in forest fires as well. A heroic woman also saved a koala bear trapped in the burning forest and went viral. Now, another koala bear has gone viral for cleverly seeking help while it was dehydrated and chased after a cyclist to get water.

The cyclist, Anna Heusler was cycling with her friends in Adelaide on Friday (December 27th) when a furry little creature chased after her for help. She said that the koala climbed up onto her bicycle and asked for water as it was severely dehydrated in the heatwave. 

She also posted a video of the thirsty koala drinking water non-stop from her tumbler as she fed it. The poor thing was so dehydrated that it drank for a long time and was so tame that she could even pet it. Heusler said that on that day, it was a record 40°C at Adelaide, South Australia and the bushfires had been burning for a few days, which had caused devastating losses.

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There were about a dozen cyclists around me watching this (all men) and several commented that it was genuinely the best thing they’ve witnessed. What a truly wonderful experience. Check out my previous posts this morning for explanation. : : : #cyclingtips #cycling #roadcycling #roadbike #roadbikelife #lifeonabike #travelbybike #cyclingphotography #cycleshots #rideyourbike #instacycle #veloclub #cyclinglife #fromwhereride #switchbacks #roadslikethese #cyclingpassion #cyclingworld #whenindoubtpedalitout #womenonbikes #womenriders @cyclingtips @veloclub.cc @iamspecialized @iamspecialized_wmn @womenridebikes #rideadelaide #radelaide #adelaide #adelaidehills #southaustralia #koala #koalabear #koalabears #australia

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My new best friend 🐨 coming for a ride on my bike this morning on another 40 degree Celsius day in Adelaide, South Australia 🇦🇺 where we are in the midst of a heatwave and the countryside is burning out of control with bushfires 🔥 for several days now. Devastating losses of homes and wildlife. Brave firefighters. 🙏 : : : #cyclingtips #cycling #roadcycling #roadbike #roadbikelife #lifeonabike #travelbybike #cyclingphotography #cycleshots #rideyourbike #instacycle #veloclub #cyclinglife #fromwhereride #switchbacks #roadslikethese #cyclingpassion #cyclingworld #whenindoubtpedalitout #womenonbikes #womenriders @cyclingtips @veloclub.cc @iamspecialized @iamspecialized_wmn @womenridebikes #rideadelaide #radelaide #adelaide #adelaidehills #southaustralia #koala #koalabear #koalabears #australia

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Her posts went viral with many netizens praising her for her kindness and also sympathising with the koala. They said that they hoped the koala and other wildlife would be able to survive the ordeal that they are facing now. The bushfires in Australia have been raging on for several months and has caused much devastation.

Hopefully, the poor koala and the other wildlife will manage to get through this ordeal!

 

Also read: No, Koalas Aren’t “Functionally Extinct” – But That Doesn’t Mean They’re OK

Despite Recent Claims Koalas Aren't "functionally Extinct" But That Doesn't Mean They're Ok - World Of Buzz


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