Australia fires kill half a billion animals as crisis mounts

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Nearly half a billion animals in Australia’s New South Wales state have been killed by raging wildfires in the last couple months, and the devastating death toll is expected to rise.

Roughly 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have been affected since bushfires started in September, according to ecologists from the University of Sydney, who add that the actual number is likely much higher.

Article URL : https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/03/australia-fires-nearly-half-a-billion-animals-killed-as-crisis-mounts.html

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