Photos of koalas drinking from water bottles and ponds have started appearing on the internet recently. Taken by people all over Australia, they have been widely shared across social media channels for being, well, pretty cute.
However, these photos unfortunately have a dark explanation. Bush fires and droughts, cause by global warming, are drying out Australia’s eucalyptus plants and koalas,who usually get their liquids from chewing on these plants, are struggling to get enough liquids to survive.
For this reason, one farmer has invented a drinking station just for koalas, in order to help keep the country’s beloved animals alive.