Monday, 27 January, 2020

Wildfires scorch almost a third of Australian island CBS News

Dick Lang and his youngest son Clayton have died in bushfires on Kangaroo Island Dick Lang and his youngest son Clayton have died in bushfires on Kangaroo
Terrell Bush | 10 January, 2020, 00:24

Micah and Caleb drove round Kangaroo Island to rescue koalas.

The clip shared on Reddit by a user with the handle Steve_OH showed a auto in which the wild animals were ferried out of the fire-ravaged Kangaroo Island, which is known as Australia's answer to the Galapagos Islands, as it has rich wildlife. Since the fires began, ecologists estimate that about 25,000 koalas have died, or about half of the koala population on the island. The park is a popular place to spot duckbill platypus, one of Australia's most beloved species.

On Friday night with the fire approaching, Dana fled with their 18-month-old son, Connor, while Sam stayed behind to defend the park and their dream. They stated that they exclusively took animals that seemed most stricken and reported that round 60 % of the koalas they got here throughout had burned to loss of life.

Meanwhile, Heidi Groffen could do nothing, as all eight monitoring stations she and her partner had set up to keep track of the mysterious Kangaroo Island dunnart, the mouse-like marsupial, melted in the flames.

The two plan to take care of the rescued koalas till they are often returned to the wild.

"We're hoping to bring some into captivity before they are completely gone".

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Heidi Groffen, an ecologist with nonprofit Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife, said the dunnarts, a type of marsupial, in particular are too small to outrun the wildfires.

Blazes are also tearing through the states of New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

"Unlike some of the other animals, the birds are in the best position to escape".

And many hot spots on the island continue to burn.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the situation in Iraq had stabilised since Iran launched more than a dozen missiles against two US-led military bases there on Wednesday.

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