A thirsty koala suffering under the soaring temperatures in South Australia was helped out by a group of cyclists who stopped to offer it a drink from their water bottles.
A video posted on Instagram by cyclist Anna Heusler shows the desperate marsupial climbing onto the frame of a bicycle of one of the cyclists to get a better sip.
The cyclists, who were riding towards Adelaide in 40°C (104°F) heat, spotted the koala as they came around a bend on the road. “Naturally, we stopped because we were going to help relocate him off the road,” one of the cyclists, Anna Heusler told Australia’s 7 News,reported in the New Zealand Herald.
“I stopped on my bike and he walked right up to me, quite quickly for a koala, and as I was giving him a drink from all our water bottles, he actually climbed up onto my bike.