Australia is dropping vegetables from helicopters to feed animals escaping bushfires

- New South Wales, Australia -

A week ago the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service began a mission called ‘Operation Rock Wallaby’.

Aircrafts and airplanes are being used to drop vegetables to feed hungry wildlife affected by the bushfires.

Unilad reports that the vegetables have been dropped in the Capertree and Wolgan valleys, Yengo National Park, the Kangeroo Valley, and around Jenolan, Oxley Wild Rivers and Currancubundi national parks.

New South Wales Minister of Energy and Environment Matt Kean said that officials have dropped over 2,000 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of sweet potatoes and carrots to colonies of brush-tailed rock-wallabies deprived of their habitat.

Kean said although the animals have successfully managed to flee the fires, they’re now outside of their natural habitat and are therefore left without food.

He also said that they will be keeping an eye on the rock wallabies to check on their progress as part of the post-bushfire recovery process.



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