Hundreds of koalas feared dead in Australia bushfire

Hundreds of koalas feared dead in Australia bushfire

Hundreds of koalas are believed to have perished in the wildfire that’s ripped through a prime habitat on Australia’s east coast. The blaze in a forest in New South Wales state has since burnt more than 4,900 acres. Officials believe it was sparked by a lightning strike. Port Macquarie Koala Hospital President said the fire was burning through about two-thirds of the koala habitat.

Matthew 5 months


Edward Williams
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porcus 5 months

Australia land management policy is still better than California's.

Unity.Nat 5 months

Kangaroos will fill the void.

Joseph McHugh
Joseph McHugh 5 months

Well, that's unfortunate. But not surprising. The call them gasoline trees for a reason.

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 5 months

Sucks. But nature is cruel. If you don't cultivate the land this happens. They should clear some of the trees and bushes in order to save the rest and the wildlife by letting there be space where there is nothing to burn. Don't let fires spread.

Rhys Griffiths
Rhys Griffiths 5 months

This is not news. Hundreds of koalas are killed on the roads every day here.

bobby_5150 5 months

Another land management fail.

Edmond_Dantes 5 months

Koalas are as mean as they are dumb. This has been a Public Service Announcement.

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