Article layout including illustrations regarding the Australian bushfires during the 2019 and 2020 season.
The silhouette of a koala clinging to a tree filled with fire.
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The bushfires have been absolutely devastating for the wildlife of south eastern Australia. An estimated one billion animals have lost their lives, and some endangered species may have been driven to extinction.

Silouettes of kangaroos and wallabies filled with a scene fire.
Media: Digital.

Even Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third largest island has been affected, about a third of the island was burnt. Large parts of this island is protected areas which host animals such as sea lions, penguins, kangaroos, koalas, pygmy possums, southern brown bandicoots, Ligurian bees, and a subspecies of the glossy black cockatoo, endangered and are only found on Kangaroo Island.