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Australian bush fires rage on and kill half a billion animals

It’s impossible to put an exact number on the animals that have fallen victim to the Australian bush fires so far but ecologists from the University of Sydney have estimated that the number is around 480 million. This includes the three main groups of animals – mammals, birds, and reptiles. The number also isn’t exclusive to animals killed directly by the fires but also those suffocated in smoke or those that died from hunger or dehydration.

>>Australian bush fires rage on and kill half a billion animals

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