Sam, the Koala, who was rescued on that dreadful day of fire, 7th February this year, has died. She was put to sleep this afternoon, as vets could not save her from the life-threatening disease, Urogenital chlamydiosis, that had overtaken her. This disease affects 50% of the Koala population. I posted about Sam in pictures on 13th February.
Country Fire Authority volunteer David Tree comforts Sam
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said that "Sam was a symbol of Victoria's resilience after the bushfires and her death is tragic".