After drought and bushfire, sweet potato is among measures keeping wildlife fed

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December 28, 2019 10:13:52

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The rock wallabies are being started on sweet potato which contains moisture. (Supplied: Clarence Valley Council)

Native animals left without food and water because of drought and bushfires are receiving a helping hand from humans.

Key points:Authorities are encouraging the community to help hungry and thirty native animals affected by drought and bushfireWatering points set up have brought a wide range of birds seeking drinkA wildlife rescue group has set up collection points where people can pick up kangaroo pellets and wild bird seed
On the New South Wales north coast, the diet of endangered brush-tailed rock wallabies is being supplemented with sweet potato.”We’re in a situation with rock wallabies that we haven’t faced for 100 years to be quite honest,” Todd Soderquist, a…



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