And now, in some of the cutest news we’ve had the pleasure of reporting, thousands of kilos of carrots and sweet potatoes are being flown into bushfire affected areas to help feed rock wallabies.
The NSW State Government has assisted with the wildlife recovery effort by sending 1000kg of veggies to rock-wallaby colonies in the Capertee and Wolgan valleys, 1000kg to Yengo National Park, and around 100kg of food and water to Kangaroo Valley, Jenolan National Park, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and Carracubundi National Park.
The habitats of native animals have been devastated by drought for months and now fire has taken away much of their food sources.
Environment Minister, Matt Kean said, ’Initial fire assessments indicate the habitat of several important Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby populations was burnt in the recent bushfires. 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.’
By the looks on their faces, it seems these cuties can’t get enough of these delicious treats.