Bushfires are continuing to rage across southern and eastern parts of Australia and news of animal deaths – already heart-breaking to contemplate a month earlier – are starting to rack up into catastrophic levels of “well over one billion”, according to estimates by Dr Chris Dickman, an expert on Australian biodiversity at the University of Sydney. Some are even in danger of becoming extinct. We’ve seen devastating images and footage of singed and expired koalas, kangaroos, wombats and all sorts of rare species since the fires broke out earlier than usual this past September consuming some 11 million hectares of land with scant rains bringing only “very temporary” relief, according to NASA.
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