September 29, 2020

Koalas are being released back into the wild after Australian bushfires

Koalas are being released back into the wild after Australian bushfires

Months after catastrophic bushfires burned large parts of Australia, there’s a glimmer of good news in the midst of the globe’s other current emergency.

Koalas are slowly being released back into the wild following the unprecedented fires that devastated more than 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) of the country over the summer.

Four adult koalas and one brand new joey have been released in the Kanangra-Boyd National Park in the state of New South Wales. They’re the first of 12 koalas rescued from the Blue Mountains area during the bushfires, which have been sheltering at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo since January. The others will be fast-tracked due to the outbreak of the …

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