Koalas in crisis after Australia’s wildfires

NEW SOUTH WALES (KUSI) – Nearly 30% of the koala bear population in Australia’s New South Wales region may have been killed in deadly bush fires.

Australian environment officials say that up to 30% of their habitat has also been destroyed, and the situation may only get worse.

The country is experiencing its worst drought in decades and a new heat wave is expected to hit over the weekend going into next week.

Those conditions are raising fears that the high temperatures and dry winds could further intensify the bush fires that are burning out of control.


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