Research by WWF has shown that 3 billion koalas, kangaroos, and other animals have died or lost their habitats as a result of wildfires that hit Australia in late 2019/2020. This is a terrifying result, at first there were talking about 1.25 billion casualties.
Scientists claim that it is one of the largest natural disasters of modern days. After a prolonged drought that caused gigantic fires in Australia, huge losses were recorded. The animal casualties, however, are the most terrifying. The fire consumed 11 million hectares of bush, and 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion reptiles, 180 million birds, and 51 million frogs lost their lives or their habitats.
These are the latest research results, resulting from a careful analysis of the entire damaged area. Earlier calculations indicated less damage and losses. Unfortunately, the fires in Australia eventually turned out to be even more tragic.