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Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires

With so many animals affected by The Australian bushfires, officials have been forced to find innovative ways to help the helpless animals. They decided to start using planes and helicopters to drop thousands of kilograms of sweet potatoes and carrots to feed the starving animals.

Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
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The project is being ran by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service has been named ‘Operation Rock Wallaby’.

Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia

The main purpose of this project is to feed the animals since the bushfires have limited their food so much.

Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia

New South Wales Environment Minister Matt Kean said while the animals have managed to flee the fires they’re left without a source of food.

Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia

Matt Kean said, “The wallabies typically survive the fire itself, but are then left stranded with limited natural food as the fire takes out the vegetation around their rocky habitat. The wallabies were already under stress from the ongoing drought, making survival challenging for the wallabies without assistance.”

Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia

He also said, “When we can, we are also setting up cameras to monitor the uptake of the food and the number and variety of animals there.”

Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia

They have spent weeks dropping food for rock wallaby colonies in the Capertree and Wolgan valleys, The kangaroo Valley, Yengo National Park and around Jenolan, Oxley Wild Rivers and Carracubundi national parks.

Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
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Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia
Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia
Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia

They have dropped almost 5,000 pounds of fresh vegetables for the animals so far.

Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia
Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia
Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
Animals Australia
Planes Dropped Tons Of Carrots And Potatoes For The Starving Animals That Survived The Australian Fires
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More info: Animals Australia

After all of this heartbreaking tragedy, let us just hope that many of these poor animals can make a full recovery.

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