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Hundreds of koalas feared dead as lightning sparks wildfire in Australia

Hundreds of koalas feared dead as lightning sparks wildfire in Australia Hundreds of koalas are feared dead after wildfires ravaged Australia’s east coast. Some 2,000 hectares of land were burned through in the blaze, around two-thirds of which was koala habitat. The fire was started by a lightning strike on Friday near Port Macquarie, New South Wales. Sue Ashton, who runs Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, said there was little optimism about the consequences of the fire. “If we look at…

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