It’s sweet potatoes and carrots to the rescue for the wildlife of New South Wales.
As raging bushfires continue to decimate the animal population of Australia, rescue efforts to save survivors are mounting. Estimates place the death toll anywhere in the millions to billions (although, the accuracy of these figures is up for debate), and hundreds of thousands remain stranded in their burned environments.
Chief among them are wallabies, a population that was already at-risk before the fires began.
“The wallabies typically survive the fire itself, but are then left stranded with limited natural food as the fire takes out the vegetation around their rocky habitat,” said Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean, in an interview with The Daily Mail. “The wallabies were already under stress from the ongoing drought, making survival challenging for the wallabies without assistance.” Read more…
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