In Depth

Three billion animals were in the bushfires path. Here's what the Royal Commission said (and should've said) about them

Updated November 10 2020 - 2:06am, first published 1:00am
Two CFS volunteers from the Kangarilla brigade that came over in the in strike teams care for mother and joey koala at the edge of a blue gum plantation on Kangaroo Island.

The Black Summer bushfires were devastating for wildlife, with an estimated three billion wild animals killed, injured or displaced. This staggering figure does not include the tens of thousands of farm animals which also perished.

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