Australian Bushfires May Have Killed Marsupial Species


Forest fires on the island began as lightning in the park.

Environmentalists estimate that about 25,000 koalas on Kangaroo Island died in the fires, which represents half of the marsupial island population, according to NASA. The loss of vegetation and wildlife is a disturbing outcome of the wildfires throughout the country.

"We are seeing kangaroos and koalas with their hands burned off - they stand no chance".

Heartbreaking photos of Australia's native wildlife - together with koalas and kangaroos - succumbing to the fires or strolling as much as firefighters for assist have emerged as a logo of the devastating toll of the bushfires within the nation. "It's been quite emotional".

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On Friday night with the fire approaching, Dana fled with their 18-month-old son, Connor, while Sam stayed behind to defend the park and their dream.

The popular tourist destination is the third-largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island, and it boasts the world's only disease-free and pure-bred population of Ligurian honey bees. They stated that they exclusively took animals that seemed most stricken and reported that round 60 % of the koalas they got here throughout had burned to loss of life.

Two species known as the glassy black cockatoos and the dunnarts may have been completely wiped out in the raging Australian bushfires, according to reports. Both said they would look after the remaining ones until they could be returned to the wild.

"Even if there are survivors, there is no food for them now", she said.

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The clip revealed chilling scenes of burnt animal corpses lining a road in Batlow in New South Wales, one of the worst hit by the infernos over the weekend.

"Unlike some of the other animals, the birds are in the best position to escape".

"It's pretty hard to sit here and write a paper on them when I don't know their status today", she said.

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