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Having a cool-down. Early in 2009, in the weeks before the tragedy that was the Black Saturday bushfires, a heat wave hovered over Australia. Far from being asleep in the trees all day koalas went looking for water. Background temperatures reached 46 degrees Celsius (115 °F) Australia

Koalas are marsupials, not bears... Their young, (called' joeys'), are born immature & they develop further in the safety of a pouch...for about 6-7 months... They "do not live in rainforests or desert areas. They live in the tall eucalypt forests and low eucalypt woodlands of mainland eastern Australia and on some islands off the southern and eastern coasts."  ~ ~

The San Diego Zoo When a koala is born, it is only about the size of a large jelly bean and is not yet fully developed. Even after it starts leaving the pouch, a joey will return to the pouch when it wants to hide or sleep. After it grows too large for the pouch, the joey climbs onto its mother’s back and holds on with strong hands and feet. After about a year, it can live alone in the trees.

from ABC News

Baby Koala Back in His Mother's Arms

PHOTO: Phantom the koala joey cuddles his mom Lizzy during her recent treatment at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

I picked on the whims of a thousand or more, still persuing the path that's been buried for years. All the dead wood from jungles and cities on fire can't replace or relate, can't release or repair. Take my hand and I'll show you what was and will be.