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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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