Australia has recently fought through one of the most devastating threats it has ever faced. As wildfires ravaged the landscape, much of the country’s wildlife was lost to the flames. Here, we are bringing attention to the species that have suffered the most, in hopes that shedding light on the matter will bring a deeper understanding to the world and inspire people to act charitably towards these innocent animals in crisis.
Kangaroos are Australia’s most iconic creatures. Unfortunately, they have fallen victim to the fires and are dying out exponentially, much like koalas. On Kangaroo Island, where both species live along with other native animals, the damage has been catastrophic. Estimates are that hundreds of these creatures have perished in the fires on Kangaroo Island alone.
Though there are various species of kangaroo, many of them are still in danger, particularly the ones residing on Kangaroo Island, where fires have affected one-third of the landmass. Through the combined efforts of firefighters, wildlife experts, and volunteers, there is hope that the crisis can be controlled and the damage minimized to help save one of the country’s most treasured species.