Devastating News: Half A Billion Animals Have Perished In Australian Bushfires

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It's hard to share such devastating news.

It has been reported that nearly 500 million animals have perished since the start of the raging fires.

500 million. That's half a billion.

According to the University of Sydney, ecologists now estimate 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have tragically been lost since September.

Entire species of plants and animals are endangered of being completely wiped out.

If you're unsure just how insanely large this fire really is, The Guardian has published an interactive map stating the scale of the fire is 1.5 times the size of Belgium, just to give some perspective.

We pray this horror ends soon without any more damage to the wildlife.

Story via NZHerald

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