July 28 2020 10:43am

Nearly 3 billion animals hit by Australia wildfires, study finds

The number of animals believed to have been killed or displaced in the Australian wildfires that ended earlier this year has now tripled to nearly three billion, according to a study released on Tuesday by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Some 143 million mammals, over 2 billion reptiles and 180 million birds were impacted by the country’s worst bushfires in decades.

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