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Choppers are used to drop thousands of kilograms of food for animals starving to death bushfires

Aircraft are being used to feed the thousands of hungry wildlife stranded amid the Australian bushfire crisis.

The New South Wales government has started doing food-drops, trickling thousands of kilograms of carrots and sweet potato from above to feed the state’s colonies of brush-trailed rock wallabies.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service commenced ‘Operation Rock Wallaby’ on Saturday to combat the at-risk nature of the state’s marsupial population.

Pictured: The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service commenced ‘Operation Rock Wallaby’ on Saturday to combat the at-risk nature of the state’s marsupial population

Pictured: The parks service has spent the past week completing the food drops for rock wallaby colonies across New South Wales

NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean said rock wallabies (pictured) 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 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,’ he said.

‘The wallabies were already under stress from the ongoing drought, making survival challenging for the wallabies without assistance,’ he said. Click To Continue Reading This Story. . .

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