A kangaroo has been seen relaxing in the backyard pool in a bush fire-attacked region of Australia while firemen have been saving koalas from trees scared by flames. Australia’s natural life has been hard hit by flames that have wrecked more than 3.7 million hectares (9.1 million sections of land) of bushland and killed six individuals.
With burning heat and fire conditions expected to decrease, animal sanctuaries and rescue homes need to choose whether to attempt to empty threatened regions or risk remaining to attempt to protect the animals.
Some koalas and flying fox populations have been wrecked while kangaroos, koalas, and echidnas have been seen looking for cover in urban territories. While not known for their swimming aptitudes, kangaroos do look for waterways in serious heat, however mostly in nature.
A family in the upper Hunter region of New South Wales recorded a 70 kg (154 lb) kangaroo taking a plunge in their pool at the end of the week as temperatures bested 42 Celsius. The kangaroo, which was shot in water up to its chest, fluttered its ears and seemed secured.
Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.