January 27, 2021

Wildfires threaten unique critters on Australian 'Galapagos'

It has been described as Australia’s Galapagos Islands and has long been a refuge for some of the country’s most endangered creatures. Experts working on the island say the fires have killed thousands of koalas and kangaroos, and also have raised questions about whether any members of a mouse-like marsupial species that carries its young in a pouch have survived. Located off the coast of South Australia state, Kangaroo Island is about 50% larger than Rhode Island and home to 4,500 people and what was a thriving ecotourism industry.

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