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Bushfire Animal Rescue

From the ashes of Australia’s devastating bushfires, wildlife survivors begin their long journeys to recovery. Australia’s fauna has evolved to coexist with bushfires, but these Black Summer fires are unprecedented in their scale, speed and intensity. Many native animals cannot escape or endure without human help.

We follow iconic species like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and an endangered parrot through their rescue, rehabilitation and release. Remarkable tales of compassion and dedication are revealed along the way – from an orphan wombat growing too attached to her carer, to dramatic helicopter airdrops to feed remote rock wallabies.

When the fires finally burn out, Australia looks to the science, innovation and indigenous knowledge needed to safeguard fragile wildlife in an even hotter future.