Aircraft are being used to feed thousands of starving wild animals in the Australian bushfire crisis. In total, they have dropped more than 2,200kg of fresh carrot and sweet potatoes.
About 1.25 billion animals have died since September 2019, according to estimates and it is very difficult for surviving animals to find food.
In addition, New South Wales Environment Minister Matt Keane said the animals had gone out of their natural habitat to escape the fire.
Operation Rock Wallaby 🦘- #NPWS staff today dropped thousands of kgs of food (Mostly sweet potato and carrots) for our Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby colonies across NSW 🥕🥕 #bushfires pic.twitter.com/ZBN0MSLZei— Matt Kean MP (@Matt_KeanMP) January 11, 2020