The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service helicopters have dropped over 4,600 pounds of food and water into wallaby habitats across the state of New South Wales over the past week.
According to Australia’s national parks service, the wildfires had burnt the habitats of several important Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby populations. They are left stranded with limited natural food as the fire takes out the vegetation around their rocky habitat.
Airdropping thousands of pounds of carrots and sweet potatoes to hungry wallabies will continue until sufficient natural food resources and water become available again in the landscape.
The World Wildlife Fund estimates that at least 1.25 billion animals have died in Australia as a result of this year’s bushfires, including koalas who are unable to escape during fires. Help them by giving donations.