Baby koala becomes an email star – February 4, 2009

Baby koala beating the heat in bucket of water an email star
News.com.au | 4 Feb 2009

Koala in a bucket
Koala in a bucket

Animal control officers have rescued a baby koala who became an Internet star by being the baby in a bucket. The young koala was found shaking underneath a verandah and “looking very sick” after its mother was apparently overcome by heat during last week’s heatwave in Victoria. A viral email showing pictures of the koala taking a refreshing dip circulated on the Internet and generated a lot of media interest.