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A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in Koalas will drink water if there is a bush fire or it is too hot. Normally they get their water from eating eucalyptus leaves.

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Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more?

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more? After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes. Only a few were built

from the Guardian

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more?

After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes. Only a few were built

from the Guardian

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more?

After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes. Only a few were built

A firefighter gives water to a koala in the midst of the Black Saturday bush fires in Victoria, Australia in 2009

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Hand-crafted wooden figures at Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Garden . Marysville Victoria Australia. Sadly these were destroyed in terrible bushfires

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Having a cool-down. Early in 2009, in the weeks before the tragedy that was the Black Saturday bushfires, a heat wave hovered over Australia. Far from being asleep in the trees all day koalas went looking for water. Background temperatures reached 46 degrees Celsius (115 °F) Australia

"I love that the man fighting the bushfire is helping the animals, but I especially love that they are holding hands."

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from the Guardian

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more?

After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes. Only a few were built