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Old January 8 2013, 10:38 PM   #50
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Re: Australians - heat and fire

Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
How about the wildlife? The faster animals will presumably have suffered little, but what about slow species like Koalas?
Luckily, as least as far as these fires go, there are no koalas in Tasmania but other wildlife has been affected.

A FUND has been set up to help wildlife displaced and injured in the Tasmanian bushfires.

Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania is raising money to care for animals that have been burned or orphaned or are suffering from starvation and dehydration.

"AACT is accepting donations that will be redistributed to registered carers and wildlife care organisations," AACT spokesman Chris Simcox said.

"This will help meet the cost of food and medical supplies necessary for the proper care of displaced and injured wildlife. We hope to be able to achieve the maximum benefit for all affected native wildlife.

"We will be starting the fund with $2000 of our own funds, and asking the public to give generously to support wildlife."

Bennetts wallabies, Tasmanian pademelons, brushtail and ringtail possums, Tasmanian devils, eastern-barred bandicoots and bettongs are among the species expected to be hardest hit by the fires.
Rest of story here

Bonorong Wildlife Park is taking in wildlife.

I am not sure about the Tasmanian Devil Park as they are in the fire region.
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