Thirsty Koala Accepts Water From Humans During Scorching Heat Wave

A koala graciously accepted a bucket of water from some kind humans on Wednesday Feb. 7 as a scorching heat wave hit south Adelaide, Australia.

The Advertiser reported that on Wednesday afternoon the fluffy marsupial climbed down a tree at Mitcham Primary School in Kingswood and followed journalist Craig Cook, eventually parking herself at his feet.

The koala was given a bucket full of water and drank for “20 minutes without stopping” while people gently poured water on its back to cool it down.

“At no time did it seem scared or concerned by the attention,” Cook told The Advertiser. “The wonderful experience lasted well over 30 minutes until nightfall.”

South Australia has experienced high temperatures throughout the week, with the mercury rising up to over 40 degrees Celsius on Wednesday in Adelaide.

Credit: Craig Cook via Storyful