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Australia’s fires ‘killed or harmed three billion animals’ – BBC News

The recent bushfires were “one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history”, conservationists say.



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Wildlife struggled to find food and shelter after the fires
Nearly three billion animals were killed or displaced during Australia’s devastating bushfires of the past year, scientists say.
The findings meant it was one of “worst wildlife disasters in modern history”, said the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which commissioned the report.
Mega blazes swept across every Australian state last summer, scorching bush and killing at least 33 people.

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