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Date: 14/02/2010 06:12AM
Sam the bushfire koala dies

Posted Thu Aug 6, 2009 3:51pm AEST
Updated Thu Aug 6, 2009 9:13pm AEST
Sam the Koala is given a drink of water

Sam the koala, made famous by footage of her drinking from a firefighter's water bottle during Victoria's bushfires, has died.

The badly burned koala became a symbol of hope for the survivors of the deadly bushfires that killed 173 people and left 7,500 homeless.

But just months after her rescue from the fires, Sam was diagnosed with cysts linked to the life-threatening disease chlamydia that has ravaged the koala population.

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