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Australian Bushfires: Heartbreaking Pictures Show Desperate Attempts To Save Koalas

26 days ago   |   By Huffington Post

Bushfires have wiped out about half the koalas living on a coastal reserve in New South Wales, experts say, as a record number of intense fires rage in the Australian state. About 350 koalas living on the Lake Innes Nature Reserve have died in the blaze, the group Koala Conservation Australia estimates, and up to two-thirds of their habitat has been destroyed. Animal carers at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital nearby have been nursing 14 rescued koalas, bandaging their wounds and feeding them eucalyptus leaves and formula. “We look for signals of pain - teeth grinding, distress - and we...
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