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Thirsty koala risks life to lick rainwater off road in fire-ravaged Australia

11 monthes ago   |   By Metro

A koala licks rainwater off a road near Moree, New South Wales, Australia
This heartbreaking image shows a young koala drinking rainwater from the road after wildfires destroyed its habitat.
The tiny marsupial is at risk of being killed as it is forced closer to urban areas during the worst fire season in history.
He was found on the road between Moree and Croppa Creek, New South Wales, by a family who alerted the local wildlife warden after failing to find its mother.
The word koala means ‘no water' in several native Australian languages because of the simple fact they do not drink...
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