Raging Wildfires Devastate Helpless Wildlife in Australia
Australia is suffering from out-of-control, raging wildfires caused by an unfortunate combination of climate conditions. The abnormally dry spring has turned eastern Australia into a tinderbox which was easily set alight by the unseasonably warm temperatures of December 2019.
People are dying and losing their homes to fires that spread from the bush to residential areas. Animals that live in the bush itself have fared even worse. Many are unable to escape and are burnt to death. Those lucky enough to be rescued by volunteer rescue workers are the fortunate minority.
If you want to know how you can help, links to rescue organizations responsible for helping and rehabilitating injured animals in Australia are listed at the end of the article.
According to some experts, almost half a billion animals have already been killed by Australia’s raging wildfires. There is fear that mass extinction of some species could occur. The rise in death toll of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects have continued unabated since September of last year.
Heartbreaking footage of kangaroos desperately fleeing raging wildfires capture just how harrowing the situation is down under. Many rescue organization and volunteers are stretched to the limits of their resources. The rescuers are met with scenes of charred bodies of countless koalas in their attempt to reach these less mobile animals.
These animals need your help and support. To our animal loving readers, we would like to appeal for your support on behalf of organizations that help rescue these precious animals.
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