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December 28, 2019 - Evening Standard

Nearly 500 million animals killed in Australian bushfires, experts fear

Nearly 500 million animals killed in Australian bushfires, experts fear
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Around 480 million animals are feared to have died in the bushfires sweeping Australia, including nearly a third of the koalas in New South Wales's main habitat.

Ecologists at the University of Sydney estimate around 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have been killed, directly or indirectly, by the devastating blazes since they began in September, The Times reported.

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