Just absolutely heartbreaking, seeing the effects the fires and heat are having on my homeland we can’t help but feel helpless back here as we watch things unfold. The devastating fires have affected my family and friends back home and we are keeping everyone in our thoughts. Can’t help but feel for our wildlife that can’t help themselves aswell. Hope there is an end to this soon. 🙏
If you haven’t yet caught this heartbreaking video from @bikebug2019 watch and weep, as a koala suffering the shocking effects of Adelaide’s intense heat approaches for water.
Reports are that we have now lost half a billion Australian wildlife – mammals, birds and reptiles – since these fires began, with untold others sick, injured, suffering and displaced. And koalas are believed to be one of the species hardest hit because of their slow pace, and their diet consisting solely of eucalyptus leaves from trees filled with eucalyptus oil, which are highly flammable.
So if you possibly can, while we continue to count and mourn the dreadful human toll of these devastating fires, please don’t forget our animal population.
Any donation at all that you can manage to wires.org or koalasincare.org.au will help.
Or you can google The Rescue Collective which is collecting donations and has also issued a list of goods needed.
There is also a Go Fund Me page set up for Port Macquarie Koala Hospital which is rescuing koalas affected by the fires – as well as purchasing and setting up automatic drinking stations to reduce further deaths from dehydration in this shocking heat.
Whatever you can do…all of it will make a difference.
Thank you. 🙏💔xx