Currently, Australia is facing some of the most devastating wildfires that are causing enormous damage.
Approximately 480 million birds, mammals, and reptiles have burned in the blazes, said the ecologists from the University of Sydney. The wildfires have been burning since September. If they don’t stop, the scientists are expecting that the number of perished animals to rise more and more.
A Nature Conservation Council ecologist, Mark Graham, told the Australian Parliament that the fire is out of control, and it has brought the death of many animals, particularly those who live on the trees.
“There is a big area that is still on fire, and we will not be able to find any bodies,” added he, for the Independent.
“Koala bears suffer from severe thirst because of the heatwave. A koala walked right to me and climbed on my bike while I gave it water.”, said the women who took a picture of the koala.
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In Coolagolite, on the south coast of New South Wales, a farmer was forced to kill his cows because he didn’t want to leave the animals in the fire.
According to the Guardian, most of the victims are the koala bears, and this has been one of the worst wildfire seasons in Australia that ever happened. Besides, they are slow-moving animals; they also depend on the destroyed eucalyptus trees.
Tracy Burges, who works as an animal rescue volunteer, announced that fewer animals were brought to her for a treatment.
“They are not there anymore; this is the reason they don’t come into care,” added she to Reuters.
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