Sunday, July 20, 2008

Bye bye Lucky

Lucky the koala Canberra's feisty symbol of survival after the January 2003 bushfires has died. She was old for a koala between 12 and 14 years of age and constantly fighting to recover from the terrible injuries she suffered during the January 18 firestorm in 2003.

Lucky, the sole survivor in Tidbinbilla's koala enclosure, was found by a ranger clinging to a charred tree six days after the firestorm and suffering burns to more than a third of her body. Lucky became a symbol for Canberra's recovery from the firestorm and something of an international celebrity.

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