Australian government drops food in effort to help wildlife impacted by bushfires


NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (WBNS) — Officials in Australia have initiated a plan to drop food for animals that have been impacted by the wildfires devastating the country.

New South Wales Minister for Energy & Environment Matt Kean posted photos of “Operation Rock Wallaby” to his social media this weekend, saying national park staff dropped “thousands” of kilograms of food like sweet potatoes and carrots.

The operation aims to help the state’s brush-tailed rock-wallaby colonies.

The conservation group WWF-Australia estimates that 1.25 billion wild animals had died during the fires in addition to livestock losses, which the government expects will exceed 100,000 animals.

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