The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo sends aid to animals injured in Australia wildfires
The Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem announced that it will donate money and veterinary supplies meant to be used for the millions of animals injured in unprecedented bushfires that have been raging in Australia the past few weeks.
The Biblical Zoo said it will donate veterinary medical supplies meant to be used in Victoria’s East Gippsland region and will include burn creams, milk replacers, wound sprays and hydration concentrates.
The bushfires raging across Australia have had a devastating impact on the country’s unique flora and fauna, with some estimates putting the death toll at nearly half a billion animals in one state alone, and experts believe it could take decades for wildlife to recover.
At least 25,000 koalas are believed to have died in a horrific wildfire in South Australia that may have devastating consequences for the survival of the species.
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds brought some relief in New South Wales and Victoria on Sunday, but authorities warned and extremely hot and dry weather is expected to return within days and that fires will continue to burn for weeks.
At least 25 people have died and 1,200 homes were destroyed during the fire crisis.
Up to 3,000 military reservists were called up to tackle the catastrophic conditions.