Large numbers of animals have been reported killed by wildfires in Australia.
480,000,000 birds and mammals have died since September 2019, according to the University of Sydney estimates. The above calculations do not include frogs and bats.
About 8,000 Kolas, which are already threatened with extinction for various reasons, are said to have caught fire. Up to 30% of their habitat has been destroyed.
This threat can persist until the wildfire is over, and it is very difficult for surviving animals to find food.
About 12.35 acres of forest in Australia have been caught by wildfires.