Sam, the koala rescued from certain death during the brutal wildfires in Australia last month, now has an agent and possible deals for a book and a movie.
TressCox Lawyers, the Australia-based legal firm handling inquiries, said that it was fielding offers from media outlets around the world and that film and book rights were part of the negotiations.
Sam become known worldwide because of a photograph, shown above, of her accepting a water bottle from firefighter David Tree, who first noticed the injured animal.
All profits made through Sam's media appearances will go to the Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter, which is caring for the koala that suffered second- and third-degree burns.
The marsupial also now has a website devoted to her, http://www.samthekoala.com.au/, where her rehabilitation progress can be followed and shelter donations can be made.
No word yet if a line of toys is in the works.
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