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In Pictures: Animals Affected by Bushfires in Australia

World | | January 23, 2020, 8:45 am
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 Sheep make their way in the fire grounds near the Bega, News South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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Sheep make their way in the fire grounds near the Bega, News South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Wallabies eat hay left out for them by land holders near Cooma, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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Wallabies eat hay left out for them by land holders near Cooma, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A burnt paw of a brushtail possum is pictured as it is nursed by WIRES volunteers in Merimbula, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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A burnt paw of a brushtail possum is pictured as it is nursed by WIRES volunteers in Merimbula, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 The remaining calves of dairy farmer Tim Salway drink water at his farm in Wandella, near the town of Cobargo, Australia. Most of Salway's farm was destroyed including storage facilities, fences and hundreds of cattle. (Image: Reuters)
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The remaining calves of dairy farmer Tim Salway drink water at his farm in Wandella, near the town of Cobargo, Australia. Most of Salway's farm was destroyed including storage facilities, fences and hundreds of cattle. (Image: Reuters)

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 An injured juvenile koala rests at the emergency response wildlife shelter in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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An injured juvenile koala rests at the emergency response wildlife shelter in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A dead animal is seen on the grounds of the Sunnataram Forest Monastery in Bundanoon, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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A dead animal is seen on the grounds of the Sunnataram Forest Monastery in Bundanoon, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 The New South Wales government has begun food drops, where carrots, sweet potatoes and other vegetables are dropped from planes into the forests, for the wallabies, koalas and other animals that might need them. (Image: Twitter)
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The New South Wales government has begun food drops, where carrots, sweet potatoes and other vegetables are dropped from planes into the forests, for the wallabies, koalas and other animals that might need them. (Image: Twitter)

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 A kangaroo joey is fed at the emergency response wildlife shelter in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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A kangaroo joey is fed at the emergency response wildlife shelter in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 An injured kangaroo with a joey in its pouch, limps through burnt bushland in Cobargo, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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An injured kangaroo with a joey in its pouch, limps through burnt bushland in Cobargo, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Local aboriginal man Anthony Thomas is seen at his uncle's property destroyed by bushfires in Kiah, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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Local aboriginal man Anthony Thomas is seen at his uncle's property destroyed by bushfires in Kiah, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Over one billion animals are suspected to have died in the Australian bushfires; social media has been flooded with news of koalas and kangaroos who've barely managed to make it out alive. (Image: Twitter)
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Over one billion animals are suspected to have died in the Australian bushfires; social media has been flooded with news of koalas and kangaroos who've barely managed to make it out alive. (Image: Twitter)

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 While the crisis continues, news bushes have just begun to bloom. However, measures are being taken to ensure that the animals who did manage to survive don't die of starvation. (Image: Twitter)
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While the crisis continues, news bushes have just begun to bloom. However, measures are being taken to ensure that the animals who did manage to survive don't die of starvation. (Image: Twitter)

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 New South Wales Environment Minister Matt Kean announced that the animals who survived had no food because the source had been burned down. (Image: Twitter)
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New South Wales Environment Minister Matt Kean announced that the animals who survived had no food because the source had been burned down. (Image: Twitter)

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 More than 2,200 kgs of vegetables have been dropped, according to reports. (Image: Twitter)
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More than 2,200 kgs of vegetables have been dropped, according to reports. (Image: Twitter)

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 A photo of a burnt baby kangaroo stuck to a barbed-wire fence in Adelaide Hills is going viral on the Internet. This incident happened during a wildfire, which has seen the largest evacuations in the history of Australia. The photo, which was shared by Brad Fleet, a photographer at The Advertiser, has left the netizens heartbroken. The photograph that he had shared on the photo-sharing platform Instagram showed the kind of damage the bushfire crisis has done. (Image: Brad fleet/Instagram).
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A photo of a burnt baby kangaroo stuck to a barbed-wire fence in Adelaide Hills is going viral on the Internet. This incident happened during a wildfire, which has seen the largest evacuations in the history of Australia. The photo, which was shared by Brad Fleet, a photographer at The Advertiser, has left the netizens heartbroken. The photograph that he had shared on the photo-sharing platform Instagram showed the kind of damage the bushfire crisis has done. (Image: Brad fleet/Instagram).

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 A dead Australian native bird is seen on ashes on the ground near Eden, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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A dead Australian native bird is seen on ashes on the ground near Eden, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 An injured horse is given painkiller in a shared paddock at the evacuation centre in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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An injured horse is given painkiller in a shared paddock at the evacuation centre in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Cattle killed by the bushfires are buried in Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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Cattle killed by the bushfires are buried in Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A dog visits the burnt-out property of its owner's family member in Kia, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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A dog visits the burnt-out property of its owner's family member in Kia, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A dead Australian native bird is seen washed up amongst ash and fire debris on Boydtown Beach near the Nullica River in Eden, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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A dead Australian native bird is seen washed up amongst ash and fire debris on Boydtown Beach near the Nullica River in Eden, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kangaroos graze in a field as smoke shrouds the Australian capital of Canberra, Australia. (Image: AP)
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Kangaroos graze in a field as smoke shrouds the Australian capital of Canberra, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 This image made from video shows dead kangaroos and sheep after wildfires hit the Kangaroo Island, South Australia. (Image: AP)
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This image made from video shows dead kangaroos and sheep after wildfires hit the Kangaroo Island, South Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Dodd holds a kangaroo with burnt feet pads after being rescued from bushfires in Australia's Blue Mountains area. (Image: Reuters)
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Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Dodd holds a kangaroo with burnt feet pads after being rescued from bushfires in Australia's Blue Mountains area. (Image: Reuters)

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 A weary kangaroo shelters on a patch of green grass surrounded by burnt bushland along the Princes Highway near in Milton, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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A weary kangaroo shelters on a patch of green grass surrounded by burnt bushland along the Princes Highway near in Milton, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Bernadette Foster, a Dignams Creek resident who has run out of petrol poses for photos with her pet dogs at the evacuation centre in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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Bernadette Foster, a Dignams Creek resident who has run out of petrol poses for photos with her pet dogs at the evacuation centre in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Animals stand nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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Animals stand nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A dog is evacuated in the back of a car as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)
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A dog is evacuated in the back of a car as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Burgess holds a severely burnt brushtail possum rescued from fires near Australia’s Blue Mountains. (Image: Reuters)
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Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Burgess holds a severely burnt brushtail possum rescued from fires near Australia’s Blue Mountains. (Image: Reuters)

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 A severely burnt brushtail possum rescued from fires near Australia’s Blue Mountains. (Image: Reuters)
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A severely burnt brushtail possum rescued from fires near Australia’s Blue Mountains. (Image: Reuters)

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 A koala drinks water from a bottle given by a firefighter in Cudlee Creek, South Australia. Thousands of koalas are feared to have died in a wildfire-ravaged area north of Sydney, further diminishing Australia's iconic marsupial, while the fire danger accelerated in the country’s east as temperatures soared. (Image: AP)
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A koala drinks water from a bottle given by a firefighter in Cudlee Creek, South Australia. Thousands of koalas are feared to have died in a wildfire-ravaged area north of Sydney, further diminishing Australia's iconic marsupial, while the fire danger accelerated in the country’s east as temperatures soared. (Image: AP)

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 Koalas sit inside a home in Cudlee Creek, South Australia, after being rescued from fires at a garden. Local firefighters assigned to protect a property from an approaching fire in South Australia helped a homeowner move koalas into her house to keep them safe from the flames. (Image: AP)
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Koalas sit inside a home in Cudlee Creek, South Australia, after being rescued from fires at a garden. Local firefighters assigned to protect a property from an approaching fire in South Australia helped a homeowner move koalas into her house to keep them safe from the flames. (Image: AP)

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 A koala drinks water, given by a cyclist in Adelaide, Australia. A South Australian cyclist has been approached by a thirsty koala searching for water as a heatwave continues to grip the state. (Image: @bikebug2019 via AP)
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A koala drinks water, given by a cyclist in Adelaide, Australia. A South Australian cyclist has been approached by a thirsty koala searching for water as a heatwave continues to grip the state. (Image: @bikebug2019 via AP)

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 A rescued koala injured in a bushfire in Kangaroo Island, South Australia. (Image: AP)
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A rescued koala injured in a bushfire in Kangaroo Island, South Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Bear, a Cattle Dog cross-breed who is helping to find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent bushfires, is seen in Queensland, Australia, in this picture obtained from social media. (Image: Reuters)
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Bear, a Cattle Dog cross-breed who is helping to find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent bushfires, is seen in Queensland, Australia, in this picture obtained from social media. (Image: Reuters)

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