An injured koala is fed water through a syringe. Picture: AFP/Getty Images/www.news.com.au
A kangaroo flees bushfire in NSW. Picture: www.news.com.au
A staggering 500 million animals are believed to have died in bushfires since September, sparking fears entire species have been lost, Australia news reports.
There are real concerns entire species of plants and animals have been wiped out by bushfires following revelations almost 500 million animals have died since the crisis began.
Ecologists from the University of Sydney now estimate 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have been lost since September.
That figure is likely to soar following the devastating fires which have ripped through Victoria and the NSW South Coast over the past couple of days, leaving several people dead or unaccounted for, razing scores of homes and leaving thousands stranded. Australia news.