A koala desperately licks drops of water from a road that is wet after rain.
A few days ago, a heartbreaking video surfaced online showing a koala frantically licking drops of water from a wet road after rain.
The poor unfortunate animal, how hard it is for him, thousands of sympathizers began to mourn.
It’s finally raining in Australia and the water is back in the wild.
The video was filmed by Pamela Schramm, who was returning home with her children. On the way, they saw a koala and stopped to let the animal pass, but it was in no hurry to leave.
The animal diligently licked off the moisture and showed no concern. In the end, the family decided to leave the koala alone.
It looks really ugly, but the veterinarians remind. This is normal for koalas.
In ordinary life, koalas practically do not drink water, they get liquid from eucalyptus leaves.
Koalas are not able to take large, quick sips, so if you pour water into their mouth, there is a high risk of liquid entering the lungs.
This will lead to pneumonia and death. If you really want to help the koala, fill a bowl or plate with water and let them roll around for as long as they want.
So it turns out that when a koala licks water drops from the asphalt, this is normal.