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'Absolute tragedy': hundreds of koalas feared dead after NSW bushfires

Bushfires sweeping through prime koala habitat in New South Wales may have killed as many as 350 of the iconic native marsupial, conservationists say. The blaze, near Port Macquarie in northern NSW, has burned through thousands of hectares including an important koala breeding ground. On Thursday wildlife researchers visited some of the area destroyed in the bushfire, but only located two living koalas in a search of about 100 hectares. It has led to fears hundreds of the animals may have been killed.  Read more.....

 

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