Tonnes of food dropped by plane for Australia’s starving animals

During the recent bushfires in Australia, at least one billion animals perished. Tens of thousands of survivors remain trapped in the ravaged areas, starving to death.

New South Wales authorities have launched “Operation Rock Wallaby” to aid these species. An aircraft carrying fresh veggies (carrots and sweet potatoes) was used to drop 5,000 pounds of food to the hapless critters.

“The wallabies usually survive the fire itself, but are left isolated with scant natural food,” New South Wales environment minister Matt Kean told MailOnline. The drought was already stressing the wallabies, making their survival difficult.

The NSW official also stated that they are keeping a watch on the surviving fauna. “We are also installing cameras to monitor the food intake and the number and type of animals,” he said.

Given the recent occurrences, the feeding program was more than required. The wildfire epidemic has already wiped off entire species. “With roads expected to be closed for weeks, the potential of famine for wildlife in the area is very real,” said Animals Australia spokesperson Lyn White. It would be awful if more animals died because their needs were not met.”

Given the recent occurrences, the feeding program was more than required. The wildfire epidemic has already wiped off entire species. “With roads expected to be closed for weeks, the potential of famine for wildlife in the area is very real,” said Animals Australia spokesperson Lyn White. It would be awful if more animals died because their needs were not met.”

Sadly, many animals perished in the wildfire, but many were saved thanks to the Australians’ effort and bravery! NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

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