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These Photos Capture The Tremendous Loss Of Wildlife In Australia

Millions of animals have died in raging bushfires in Australia, which have burned around 15 million acres and killed more than 20 people.

Posted on January 6, 2020, at 5:38 p.m. ET

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A wallaby licks its burned paws after escaping a bushfire near the township of Nana Glen, Nov. 12, 2019.

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A koala recovers from burns at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, Nov. 29, 2019.

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Horses in a paddock watch a bushfire in the town of Bilpin, Dec. 21, 2019.

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Kangaroos gather on a residential lawn as bushfires continue to spread in Berrara Beach, Dec. 21, 2019.

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A horse tries to evade the nearby bushfires at a residential property near the town of Nowra, Dec. 31, 2019.

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A wallaby hops across a road to flee a fire near Mangrove Mountain, Dec. 10, 2019.

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The carcass of a kangaroo lies after Kangaroo Island was ravaged by bushfires, Jan. 6.

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A joey is separated from its mother in Glen Innes, Nov. 11, 2019.

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A volunteer holds a severely burned brushtail possum rescued from fires near the Blue Mountains, Dec. 29, 2019.

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Clinical Director Cheyne Flanagan (left) and volunteer Barbara Barrett treat a rescued koala for burns at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, Nov. 29, 2019.

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A volunteer holds a kangaroo with bandages wrapped around its burned feet after it was rescued from bushfires in the Blue Mountains area, Dec. 30, 2019.

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Knitted pouches for joeys affected by Australia bushfires, Jan. 6.


An Australian Army soldier carries an evacuee's dog onto a rescue helicopter in Omeo, Jan. 5.

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People from the town of Cann River are evacuated to Orbost, Jan. 2.

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A herd of 59 alpacas roams the Moss Vale Showground after being evacuated from their property in Moss Vale, Jan. 6.

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Burned bushland in Peregian Beach, Sept. 11, 2019.

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A resident inspects the burn injuries on a cow he put down after a bushfire ravaged his paddock in Coolagolite, Jan. 1.

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Sheep stand on a fire-damaged property in Sarsfield, Dec. 31, 2019.

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A cow stands in a burned field in Rappville, Oct. 10, 2019.

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A rosella is seen among a tree's burned remains in Glen Innes, Nov. 11, 2019.

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A sign for koalas stands in front of burned bushland near the town of Bilpin, Dec. 29, 2019.

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Ash from bushfires washes up on a beach in Merimbula, Jan. 5.

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A swimmer holds ash from bushfires on Balmoral Beach in Sydney, Dec. 7, 2019.

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Butterfly wings on the driveway of a Cobargo resident's destroyed home, Jan. 6.

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